5/8” caliper, 5-6 ft.
Self-fertile. EMLA-7 rootstock. 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.
Growth Rate: Moderate (6-12”/yr.)
Soils: Sand, Loam, Clay
Moisture: Dry to Moist
Shade Tolerance: Full to part Sun
Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Deer Damage Potential: High
Other: Very hardy; less vigorous, productive, ripens in mid-September.
NOTE: Apples need at least two trees of different varieties for pollination.
1/11/2021 - UPDATE: This product was previously the Royal Red Honeycrisp Apple (EMLA-111 rootstock), but the supplier ran out. We've substituted and updated the product to the original Honeycrisp (EMLA-7), this root stock is similar in size. While it isn't the trademarked "royal red" it is the original honeycrisp and is more fire blight resistant. More on rootstocks.