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Honeycrisp Apple Tree

Longtime Favorite


Developed at the University of Minnesota, this hardy apple tree bears crisp, sweet fruit. However, this tree requires some extra care to grow and tends to only bear a heavy crop every two years. Because it's prone to bitter pit, which creates dark spots that are dry, spongy and have a bitter taste, you may need to make adjustments to the nitrogen and potassium levels in the soil. Adding Quik-Cal Pelletized Calcium may be necessary. This apple variety performs better in cooler climates than warmer regions. Ripens in early September. Honeycrisp took the apple world by storm when it was first introduced and is still a flavor favorite. Other varieties, including Pixie Crunch, now surpass it in flavor, texture and performance. Zones 3-6.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

Why buy a Standard Deluxe or Li'l Big Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. Quik-Cal Pelletized Calcium, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula and a premium tree guard to protect the trunk for gnawing pests, weed trimmers and mowers. Li'l-BIG™ Deluxe fruit trees also include our innovative tree support, recommended for all Li'l-BIG trees.

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  • 68031
  • Standard 2-4 ft.-1 tree
  • $32.99
  • 60006
  • Standard Deluxe-1 tree per offer
  • $39.99
  • 72190
  • Li'l-BIG 2-3 ft.-1 tree
  • $44.99
  • 73984
  • Li'l-BIG Deluxe-1 tree per offer
  • $54.99
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  • Botanical Name: Malus pumila 'MN 1711'
  • Height: 14 - 18 feet for standard; 6 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Spacing: 15 feet for standard, 6 - 8 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Depth: Graft or bud union should be 2 inches above the soil line. Look for plant stain on trunk.
  • Spread: 12 - 15 feet, 4 - 6 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Light Required: Full Sun.
  • Pollinator: Golden Delicious, Goldrush, Gala, Nova Spy, Sundance, Redfree, Sweet 16.
  • Yield: Standard trees can produce 10 bushels plus at maturity when managed properly. !/2 bushel for Li'l BIG.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Blooms: Late season.
  • Fruit: Large, red blushed fruit is over 3 inches in diameter. Texture is crisp and crunchy with a juicy, sweet flavor.
  • Zone: 3 - 6 (-30° F.).
  • Form: Deciduous. Spreading.
  • Flower Form: Yes.
  • Soil Requirements: Good well-drained, deep soil that is reasonably fertile.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate and vigor.
  • Pruning: Prune December to February. There are normally two goals when pruning an apple tree: 1. Initially on young trees to encourage a strong, solid framework 2. On mature trees to maintain shape and encourage fruit production. The best time to prune apple trees is in late Winter or very early Spring before any new growth starts.
  • Comments: Introduced in 1991 from the University of Minnesota, this tree is precocious and productive. Pre-harvest drop is a problem in warmer growing areas. Unable to ship to AE, AK, GU, HI, PR.

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