The Curse of the Honeycrisp Apple

After my dental surgery (I had loose congenital teeth replaced), I can now truly eat an apple the way it was meant to be, biting right into it instead of cutting it up into slices. My favorite is everyone’s favorite apple — the Honeycrisp.

Deena Shanker of Bloomberg explains why the Honeycrisp is killing Northeastern growers.

Unlike the vast majority of modern commercial produce, the Honeycrisp apple wasn’t bred to grow, store or ship well. It was bred for taste: crisp, with balanced sweetness and acidity. Though it succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest dreams, along the way it became a nightmare for some producers.

I had no idea about the history of the Honeycrisp.

November 9, 2018


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