Honeycrisp apples

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    Oct 26, 2011 6:35 AM GMT
    if you haven't tried them you need to go to the grocery store right NOW and get some.
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    Oct 26, 2011 12:51 PM GMT
    Yeah these are all I buy now. They are effin delicious.
  • bishop65

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    Oct 26, 2011 1:18 PM GMT
    Yeah, they are totally awesome!
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    Oct 26, 2011 1:19 PM GMT
    started to... but the gala apples were $.60 cheaper icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 26, 2011 1:21 PM GMT
    Stan904 saidif you haven't tried them you need to go to the grocery store right NOW and get some.


    Very delicious. Fiji Apples are good too.
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    Oct 26, 2011 1:22 PM GMT
    Ahhhhh-mazing!
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    Oct 26, 2011 1:38 PM GMT
    I prefer a pink lady apple...
  • Celticmusl

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    Oct 26, 2011 1:54 PM GMT
    Lol, just bought these on the weekend at an apple orchard. Out of all the samples the honeycrisp was the best.
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    Oct 26, 2011 1:55 PM GMT
    I'm all about the Fuji apples that someone mentioned above. They are super sweet and crisp though, and not for apple lovers who prefer their apples more tart or softer.
  • kew1

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    Oct 27, 2011 5:31 PM GMT
    Never heard of them over here.

    Egremont Russet eater, but I do like
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  • dancedancekj

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    Oct 27, 2011 5:42 PM GMT
    Honeycrisp and Pink Lady Apples = overpriced apples for suckas
    Fuji is where it's at. A crisp, tart, unerring apple flavor that quickly slows to a honey and sugary sweet taste that washes over your tongue. Satisfying to the last bite, and available pretty much year round. Love, love, love.
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    Oct 27, 2011 5:43 PM GMT
    I prefer the power of Mint-berry Crunch!

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    Oct 27, 2011 6:20 PM GMT
    A lot of these newer apple "varieties" are just marketing brands, not actual "new fruit." e.g. Pink Lady, etc. Growers and packers have to pay royalties to the owner of the brand for every apple sold. Honeycrisp may be an actual new cultivar (some debate about that) developed with taxpayer money at University of Minnesota, but exclusively licensed to a single corporation. There are a lot of lawsuits going on over this. Lots of bad blood.

    Well, the details are probably unimportant to non-orchardists. But in the past, you bought saplings from a nursery and then they belonged to you. You could invest years and thousands of your own dollars into growing them up into trees, grow fruit from them and sell the fruit. The new model is that you are only leasing the trees, subject to paying some patent-holding company thousands of dollars every year for the right to sell "your" fruit. (There are also brand-preservation clauses that forbid selling smaller fruit under the brand name, to preserve consumer perception, etc. So you may have to dump half your crop in a bad year.) It's insane. You'd have to be crazy to buy into something like that.

    Except there is also an accompanying marketing blitz, limited room on supermarket shelves, and a deliberate effort to push non-patented varieties out of the stores.

    Well, as I said, there's a lot of debate within the industry about whether these are good strategies or not. But it's all about manipulating consumer perception, and inflating prices. And it favors big corporations over ordinary farmers. So I tend not to buy the fancy new varieties.
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    Oct 27, 2011 6:27 PM GMT
    mindgarden said

    Well, the details are probably unimportant to non-orchardists. But in the past, you bought saplings from a nursery and then they belonged to you. You could invest years and thousands of your own dollars into growing them up into trees, grow fruit from them and sell the fruit. The new model is that you are only leasing the trees, subject to paying some patent-holding company thousands of dollars every year for the right to sell "your" fruit. (There are also brand-preservation clauses that forbid selling smaller fruit under the brand name, to preserve consumer perception, etc. So you may have to dump half your crop in a bad year.) It's insane. You'd have to be crazy to buy into something like that.


    I know right? It is such counter-productive crap.... its only worsening the present loss of, o, 90% of genetic variety that has been built up over tens of thousands of years of careful cultivation.... I mean, like who dreamt this up? You might as well start licensing the right to grow anything at all... so I cant grow anything in my yard unless I get a license from whatever company that sold the parent fruit to me.... can you imagine... I buy a pineapple, I eat the fruit.. but Im not allowed to plant it....

    Next.. pay for air.... as if paying for land and water wasnt bad enough

    My farmer ancestors must be rolling in their graves.. (though Im not allowed to say that.. local superstition)
  • dancedancekj

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    Oct 27, 2011 6:31 PM GMT
    It's not just fruit. It's also other types of food, garden seeds and cultivars. And then there's the landscaping/ornamental landscaping plants that are patented. And now animal cultivars being patented too with trademarked names. All in the name of $$$...
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    Oct 27, 2011 6:31 PM GMT
    I'm chomping on Fuji Apple myself, atm...
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    Oct 27, 2011 6:44 PM GMT
    I'm an old fashioned Golden Delicious lover here, particularly around this time of year when you can get them fresh from local orchards. I always thought that Honeycrisp apples were overrated and WAY over priced.

    Come to think of it, it's about time for apple cider to start hitting the shelves again. Fresh apples are my favorite thing about autumn.
  • justinlee86

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    Oct 27, 2011 7:03 PM GMT
    I agree they are the best apples out there!
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    Oct 27, 2011 7:10 PM GMT
    Fuji for the win, love 'em
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    Oct 27, 2011 7:25 PM GMT
    Guy101 said
    Stan904 saidif you haven't tried them you need to go to the grocery store right NOW and get some.


    Very delicious. Fiji Apples are good too.


    don't you mean fuji?

    fuji- are hands down the best.

    i can easily see why eve couldn't rest the fuji.
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    Oct 27, 2011 7:42 PM GMT
    In fact, the packing house can make any variety "the best" according to the current marketing plan. They just turn up the size, color, and pressure settings on the sorting machine. The top 0.1% of the sort goes into open boxes and table-top displays. The other 99.9% goes into closed bags or sometimes gets sold as a completely different "variety."

    Until you get conditioned to paying the extra $2 per pound. Then they ease off on the sort, bit by bit.

    See Psych 201: Partial Reinforcement Schedules. It all works just like the rats in the cages.

    Despite all your raves.
  • metatextual

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    Oct 27, 2011 7:53 PM GMT
    personally, i like the bitterness of crab applesicon_razz.gif
  • petemdc

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    Oct 27, 2011 8:00 PM GMT
    I don't think you have your details quite right on this. You are confusing a few different scenarios into one. The concept is called "club variety". It allows the branding and marketing of a archetype of fruit, not necessarily the fruit from which the tree came. It should allow for consistency of a brand a product that is grown worldwide. The fruit that don't meet the requirement can still be sold, but not with the brand name.

    mindgarden saidA lot of these newer apple "varieties" are just marketing brands, not actual "new fruit." e.g. Pink Lady, etc. Growers and packers have to pay royalties to the owner of the brand for every apple sold. Honeycrisp may be an actual new cultivar (some debate about that) developed with taxpayer money at University of Minnesota, but exclusively licensed to a single corporation. There are a lot of lawsuits going on over this. Lots of bad blood.

    Well, the details are probably unimportant to non-orchardists. But in the past, you bought saplings from a nursery and then they belonged to you. You could invest years and thousands of your own dollars into growing them up into trees, grow fruit from them and sell the fruit. The new model is that you are only leasing the trees, subject to paying some patent-holding company thousands of dollars every year for the right to sell "your" fruit. (There are also brand-preservation clauses that forbid selling smaller fruit under the brand name, to preserve consumer perception, etc. So you may have to dump half your crop in a bad year.) It's insane. You'd have to be crazy to buy into something like that.

    Except there is also an accompanying marketing blitz, limited room on supermarket shelves, and a deliberate effort to push non-patented varieties out of the stores.

    Well, as I said, there's a lot of debate within the industry about whether these are good strategies or not. But it's all about manipulating consumer perception, and inflating prices. And it favors big corporations over ordinary farmers. So I tend not to buy the fancy new varieties.
  • petemdc

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    Oct 27, 2011 8:02 PM GMT
    Buy now and buy often.
    For those of you in Europe, you may be able to buy this as HoneyCrunch
    Stan904 saidif you haven't tried them you need to go to the grocery store right NOW and get some.
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    Oct 27, 2011 8:13 PM GMT
    I know they're more.expensive but Pink Lady apples are sweetest and most crisp. I don't see many Honey Crisps here.