The crunch, texture and excellent storage life of this apple is creating lots of interest among commercial fruit growers. A late midseason apple, HoneycrispTM ripens about a week after McIntosh and a few weeks ahead of Red Delicious. This variety is a cross between Macoun and Honeygold, developed at the University of Minnesota. Skin is two-thirds mottled red with a straw background. Mildly aromatic, juicy flavor. Tree is moderately vigorous and exhibits good winter hardiness. Good annual bearer.