Origin: University of Minnesota, released 1978
Parentage: MN 447 x Northern Spy
Size & Color: Smallish, blocky; full deep burgundy blush
Flesh & Flavor: Dense, hard, crisp, juicy, spicy, rosy, some starch, not a typical apple flavor
Uses: Eating, cider
Keeping: Well-named, very good keeper, crisp thru February
Comments: A secret that’s too well-kept. Deserves far more attention. The only identified parent of Honeycrisp.