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.
The apple season is underway in Minnesota. Some of the favorites, like sweetango or honeycrips, are ready for the picking at local orchards. But you may have noticed the harvest is a couple of weeks behind schedule. And Craig Schaper of Minnetonka Orchards says the search to find fruit without any flaws is a difficult task. “It’s devastating. I mean, this is what you pray for not to happen,” Schaper said. “You know, this is first time in 36 years that we’ve really been hit hard.”
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.
A lawsuit challenging the University of Minnesota’s exclusive licensing deal for its hot-selling SweeTango apple is ending with a victory for the school and the cooperative that markets the new variety nationwide, although more producers will be able to grow the apple, representatives for both sides told The Associated Press on Monday.
Minnesota Orchards are ripe for the picking — literally.
It’s a sure sign of fall — the Apple House is open at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen.
A judge ordered the University of Minnesota and apple growers fighting for the right to grow a new apple developed at the university into mediation on Friday.