How can I tell when Honey Crisp apples are rioe

Asked September 8, 2019, 11:08 AM EDT

Hi, I have finally, after10 years, have a huge crop of Honey Crisp apples. Some are very small while some are of good size. They are beginning to fall of the tree but I’m not sure if they are fully ripe. How can I tell?

Hennepin County Minnesota apples horticulture

1 Response

The easiest way is to taste them. The atypical weather this year makes the going by the average date of ripening unreliable, but they are typically ripe beginning about Sept. 15th. https://mnhardy.umn.edu/varieties/fruit/apples/honeycrisp