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The Honeycrisp apple is one of the prize apples from Sunrise Apple Orchard - it's the 'apple of our eye.'

The Honeycrisp Update

September 27, 2014
Apple Fest is here. The leaves are beautiful, the weather forecast is perfect and the Honeycrisp are abundant at Sunrise Orchards. A great time to make a trip to the orchard.

September 22, 2014
Lots and lots of Honeycrisp available at the orchard:-) Leaves are really starting to change and with the cool nights in the forecast, breathtaking fall foliage is just around the corner. No prediction at this time about Honeycrisp Cider availability...keep watching the website and listening to our phone message and we will let you know as soon as we know. Enjoy the nice weather and start planning a trip to the orchard..Gays Mills Apple Festival is this weekend and the forecast sounds perfect for festing!


September 19, 2014 A great selection of Honeycrisp apples for sale at Sunrise! The leaves are starting to change and would be a great weekend to make a trip to the orchard.

September 13-14, 2014 Honey Crisp Days are here!!!!!

September 9, 2014
The cools weather predicted for later this week is going to be perfect to add color to our beautiful Honeycrisp crop. We will have a great selection for you this weekend.


August 31, 2014
Beautiful Honeycrisp crop...available here at Sunrise on September 13th!!!

August 11, 2014
The Honeycrisp crop is beautiful this year with an abundant supply and perfect size and color. Weather this year has been perfect for growing apples with moisture and cool weather. We are at this time predicting the Honeycrisp harvest to start about 9/13!

July 29, 2014
Fall is coming and we have a beautiful crop of all varieties. Keep watching for our 2014 opening date.

June 17, 2014
Spring has sprung and summer is only a couple of days away:-) We have a very nice crop of apples and the Honeycrisp are coming along perfectly. It has been a rainy and stormy week but so far we have lucked out and dodged the hail stones and the strong wind. Everything looks very nice at this time!




Check back frequently for important information on the honeycrisp apples - we want to keep you informed about it's growth, expected harvest, availability, and any other questions you may have about this prize apple. (While you wait patiently for the honeycrisp, check out our recipes for other varieties.)

A Honey of a Weekend

Everyone loves a tradition, so we started our annual festival in the fall, the Honey of a Weekend features our Honeycrisp apples. Approaching our sixth year, the Honey of a Weekend tradition lets us share the joys the apple orchard has provided for our family, our passion for apples, and our love of the Honeycrisp with you. We look forward to having you visit us for the celebration!!

Heritage of the Honeycrisp

The Honeycrisp is our prize apple, you could say the "apple of our eye". (Although we enjoy our other varieties also.) Honeycrisp was introduced in 1991. It is a hybrid cross of the Macoun and the Honeygold. The Honeycrisp apple is characterized by an extremely crisp and juicy texture. This is an apple that pleases all of the senses. It has excellent storage capabilities and the outstanding flavor and texture can be maintained for at least six months in refrigerated storage. The Honeycrisp harvest season is during September. If you would like to see Honeycrisp trees in bloom, you can often see them during the month of May along our ridge.