Crisp, juicy texture with a sweet, honey like flavor. Honeycrisp has been an immediate hit with customers wherever it has been sold. Introduced in 1991 by the University of Minnesota, this is a brand new variety, but one that is likely to be seen on store shelves into the future. The flesh is less compact than some other apples, but when bitten gives a satisfying crunch.  When you rub your fingers over the skin, it is slightly bumpy unlike the smooth skin of many other apples.  Honeycrisp are picked in early October.