Honeycrisp Apple Harvest

We have three apple trees in our yard:

  • One Arkansas Black Apple (an heirloom variety that The Hubs gave me as a birthday present last November),
  •  a Braeburn (I think—I lost the tag and can’t remember),
  • and a Honeycrisp.
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This was the tree a few weeks before harvesting.

The Arkansas Black is too young to produce and the last frost got the mystery tree, but we harvested a trug full of apples off the Honeycrisp this month.

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Even the blemished and deformed ones are delicious.

A Honeycrisp apple is true to its name.

There will be no baking recipe for these beauties.

We are eating them all right out of the basket.

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15 comments to Honeycrisp Apple Harvest

  • I think it’s so cool you have fruit trees!! I understand not using your apples for any recipe. I’m the same way with mangoes – I can hardly bear to do anything with them but eat them, they’re so good on their own. And if they were home grown…Oh boy.

    • Pleas let me know when you find that mango tree that will grow in Our neck o’the woods, 🙂

      • haha! I just meant that home grown is so much better so I understood not wanting to use your apples in a recipe. But I bet eventually you will have so many you won’t be able to eat them all. That will be a happy harvest. 🙂

  • Oh wow, I am a HUGE fan of honey crisp apples though they are not widely available here!
    Great photos 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  • How awesome that you have your own apple trees! Braeburn is quite popular over here, but my favourite is boskoop.

  • Wow, two of my favorite kinds of apples, Honeycrisp and Arkansas Black, amazing! I love apples year round but for some reason they’re REALLY good to me at this time of the year.

  • Taking On Magazines

    I love eating apples straight off the tree and don’t blame you for not using them in cooking. I’ve never heard of the Arkansas Black though. What kind of flesh and flavor does it have? Is it good for eating or cooking?

    • Arkansas Blacks are an heirloom that are really crisp and a dark, deep red. They are great for storing over the winter. We bought some last fall and I stored them in the crisper and they were fine. I used them in a pie on Thanksgiving.

  • You already have apples? We’re just now getting peaches. 🙂 I do love honey crisps so I’m quite envious. And yes, they are too good to bake. Great shots!

  • Nana had apple trees and I remember putting up apples all throiugh August when I was a kid – we had apple butter, apple pies, fried apple pies, fresh apple cake, and plain old frozen apples for use throughout the year – you are very lucky!!