Expensive Apples

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Oregon Blues, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Honey Crisp apples are $2.50 a pound in the store. That's a very good reason to plant a honey crisp apple tree for your family.
     
  2. ChristineR

    ChristineR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mmmm....those are my favorite. I have 3 Honeycrisp and 3 Candycrisp trees in my yard. Yum.
     
  3. TexasLisa

    TexasLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love Honeycrisp apples. I wanted to grow them but found out they do best up NORTH!! I paid $2.99 a lb. for mine this week. :(

    Lisa :)
     
  4. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    We're in Missouri - would one even do well here with this weird weather?
     
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  5. TexasLisa

    TexasLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi CluckyCharms!

    Honeycrisp apples originated in Minnesota. It needs at least 800 chill hours. From what I could find online, Missouri has several Honeycrisp Orchards. Here is the link:

    http://www.orangepippin.com/varietiesorchardsmap.aspx?varietyid=1123&areaid=1024

    You will have better luck than me in growing them. I am in Zone 8!! :(



    Lisa :)
     
  6. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi :) Wow...nice. thank you very much for the information. We may just have to invest in one! I googled, looking to see what they tasted like...hubby and I are picky when it comes to apples. We like golden apples and green apples, but aren't keen on red delicious or other 'red' variety apples. I see honeycrisp apples are red - do they taste like red delicious?
     
  7. TexasLisa

    TexasLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! You and your husband sound like us!! We like Granny Smith and Fuji apples. I saw Honeycrisp at the store one day and thought 'hmmmmmm'. I pay more for them but they are sure good! They are better than Red Delicious. It is a crisp sweet/tart apple. I really hope you will be able to grow these.

    Lisa :)
     
  8. smilingcat

    smilingcat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Geez. $2.50 a pound?? Paid 99 cents a pound... Then again, I live near Hood River where there are lots of orchards.

    Better tasting than red delicious. Crispy like Granny Smith and Fuji. yummo.
     
  9. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    I feel your pain Lisa. Its very hard to grow apples of any variety here. You get a few in the beginning of store bought trees. Then its all downhill. I will have to try the honeycrisp if I can find them here. I love the granny smiths.
     
  10. TexasLisa

    TexasLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Destinduck! Did you get hit by Hurricane Sandy? I hope you are okay!

    According to the 'Master Gardners of FT. Bend County, we can grow Anna, Dorsett Golden, and Einshemer apples. (I haven't heard of these varieties) I guess I will look for them and see what I can do. The Golden and Einshemer only need 100 chill hours and Anna needs 200. I tried avocados last year and blew that.

    Lisa :)
     

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