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Honeycrisp

Posted by poolecw Georgia 7b (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 26, 13 at 22:13

I'm interested in adding a honeycrisp apply tree or two to my property. Can anyone recommend a good pollinator for this variety? Would a Granny Smith work ok? Hope because I would like to add a couple of Granny Smiths as well...


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RE: Honeycrisp

Both are DIploids, and should be fine.

Side note: I dont understand why people in general like to plant supermarket varieties in their yards, other than the fact that it may be all they've ever experienced.

Hint: Take a look at Newtown Pippin in lieu of Granny Smith.
Better apple for your area, period. The only thing Granny has over Newtown is uniformity.
Another alternate to Honeycrisp, which is notoriously difficult and shy bearing, is SnowSweet.

This post was edited by megamav on Sun, Oct 27, 13 at 0:00


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RE: Honeycrisp

I think folks have generally been disappointed with honeycrisp in warmer locations.


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