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Minnesota State Fruit:

Honeycrisp apple - click to see all food symbols
Photo of Honeycrisp™ apple courtesy of New York Apple Association © New York Apple Association. See All Food & Agricultural Symbols - Food Holidays.

Honeycrisp™ Apple

Minnesota designated the Honeycrisp™ apple (Malus pumila cultivar Honeycrisp) as the official state fruit in 2006. A cross of Macoun and Honeygold apples, Honeycrisp™ apples have an exceptionally crisp and juicy texture. Developed by the University of Minnesota's apple breeding program, they are now grown across the United States, Canada, and as far away as South Africa and New Zealand.

Apple art in Minnesota - click to see all food symbols
Apple art in Minnesota: one of a series of eleven manhole covers in downtown Minneapolis (designed by Kate Burke); photo © Tom Magliery on Flickr - noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike.
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The Honeycrisp is a winter-hardy tree producing apples that are 60 to 90 percent mottled-red over a yellow background. The fruit surface has shallow dimples and numerous small dots with green russeting at the stem end. They are harvested from mid-September to mid-October in east central Minnesota.

Source:
State Fruit: Minnesota Secretary of State
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