Origins of the Honeycrisp Apple

Origins of the Honeycrisp Apple

Fellow apple enthusiasts and candle fans, let us tell you about the delightful saga of the Honeycrisp apple! Get ready to sink your teeth into the tale of how this crisp and delicious fruit came to be.

Our story begins in the frosty climes of Minnesota back in the 1960s, where apple aficionados were on a quest for the perfect apple. They dreamed of a fruit that was not only crisp and juicy but also bursting with flavor like a fruity fireworks display.

Enter Dr. David Bedford, an apple-breeding wizard at the University of Minnesota. Armed with a keen eye for quality and a passion for pomology, Dr. Bedford embarked on a mission to create the ultimate apple. Armed with patience and a dash of apple intuition, some say he crossed the classic Honeygold and Keepsake varieties in a bid to unlock apple nirvana.

Now, creating the Honeycrisp wasn't a walk in the orchard. It took years of meticulous crossbreeding, careful selection, and a sprinkle of luck to produce the perfect specimen. But finally, in the crisp autumn of 1991, Dr. Bedford's efforts bore fruit – quite literally – as the Honeycrisp apple made its debut.

Picture sinking your teeth into a Honeycrisp – the first thing you notice is its tantalizing crunch. It's like biting into a symphony of crispness, with each bite releasing a chorus of juicy goodness. And oh, the taste! Prepare your taste buds for a flavor sensation unlike any other. The Honeycrisp is a harmonious blend of sweetness and tartness, with just the right balance to make your taste buds dance with delight. 

And importantly - the aroma! Honeycrisp greets you with a mesmerizing aroma that's like a hug – warm, comforting, and utterly irresistible. It's the kind of scent that fills the room and transports you to apple paradise with just a whiff.

Thanks to Dr. Bedford's expert breeding techniques, the Honeycrisp boasts a unique genetic makeup that gives it its signature crispness and flavor. It's like Mother Nature herself sprinkled a little bit of magic dust on this humble fruit.

We're grateful to the science behind the Honecrisp apple and hope you enjoy the scent of our Honeycrisp Candle