A Honeycrisp at Whittier Fruit Farm
At this time of year I get a little apple crazy. It seemed like none of us could rest until we got to Whittier Farm to pick Honeycrisp.
We are lucky to have Whittier Farm in Rochester - they are a co-op of the University of Minnesota, and they were hand selected to grow the hybrid apples developed by U of M.
What could be so unique about an apple? The Honeycrisp was deleloped with a special characteristic. "This one-of-a-kind apple gets its great eating character from its uniquely oversized cells. While the flesh of other apples cleaves between cells, leaving the cell walls intact, when bitten, Honeycrisp’s extra-large cells burst open, releasing a mouthful of juice." Woah.
SweeTango from Wegmans
Now there is a new designer apple - SweeTango. It's even making the news. The University of Minnesota created it by combining Honeycrisps with Zestar! (the ! is part of the name) I love that the Zestar! is known for..."The side of the fruit facing the sun develops a sweet spot that’s brighter red and wildly flavorful."
SweeTango even has it's own logo. You can't pick SweeTango yet but you can buy them at Whittier and Wegmans.