Honeycrisp Apple 'Royal Red'
Honeycrisp ripens about a week after McIntosh and a few weeks ahead of Red Delicious. This variety is a cross between Macoun and Honeygold and was developed at the University of Minnesota. The skin is two-thirds mottled red with a straw background. Honeycrisp is mildly aromatic with juicy flavor. The tree is moderately vigorous and exhibits good winter hardiness.
Current Sale Size: 3/4" caliper, 5-6 ft. bare-root transplant
Rootstock: EMLA-26. Cross pollination required. Winter hardy; less vigorous, productive, ripens in mid-September.
NOTE: Apples need at least two trees of different varieties for pollination.
Growth Rate: Moderate (6-12" / year)
Soils: Sand, Loam, Clay
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Shade Tolerance: Full to part Sun
Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Deer Damage Potential: High