Do you know about Honey Crisp apples? In my opinion, they are the best "eatin' out of the hand" apple on the market. Honey Crisp are called "explosively crisp" and they do give a sharp snap when you bite into them. They are juicy. And they are sweetly tart.
Honey Crisp's parents are the Macoun and the Honeygold apples. They were part of a University of Minnesota breeding program in the 1960's, and have quickly grown to be one of our favorite eating apples. Kids especially seem to love them.
The facts state that they are usually ready on September 10. Well, yesterday, the 11th, I went to the Farmers Market, and the apple man was there. Did I dare hope that he'd have his Honey Crisp? I walked up to his stand, and there, right on the right side as they always are, were the medium sized, red and gold beauties! I bought the three pound bag, which contained nine medium/smallish apples, for $8.99. A bit expensive, but the best eating apple in the world deserves to command a higher price!
The beautiful apples called for my light amber colored depression glass bowl and the new apples table topper that I bought at the thrift shop for a quarter. I've had two, and will probably have another for lunch.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, you know, so two or three a day should guarantee health, right? How come I have a sore throat, stuffy upper chest and a headache? Maybe I need more apples!