Apple fans in Minnesota will soon be able to find a favorite apple in grocery stores year-round. The Honeycrisp apple has come a long way from its humble beginnings here in Minnesota. When the apple was first introduced in 1991, University of Minnesota researchers only produced a three-week supply. Now, Honeycrisp is the No. 1 desired apple in America.
In Minnesota, we love our homegrown apples, the Zestar, SweeTango and the beloved Honeycrisp. Now, apple lovers have a new variety from Minnesota to pick from this year.
A Minnesota September tradition is a bit trickier this year. Because of the warm August, the apple crop is behind schedule. That makes picking them a little bit different.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture issued a consumer advisory for a certain Pepin Heights apple cider because laboratory tests showed it was contaminated.
Minnesota knows its apples, and this weekend could be the perfect time to run out and pick up some of them from your nearby orchard.
Minnesota’s apple harvest is under way, but officials warn residents who want to send Minnesota Honeycrisps and SweeTangoes west of the Rockies that their shipments might not get there.
Minnesota Orchards are ripe for the picking — literally.