Honeycrisp is the result of a 1970s University of Minnesota apple-breeding experiment gone wrong, according to The Morning Call.
Original tree was MN1711. The experiment was aborted because it wasn't winter hardy.
David Bedford, who joined the programme in 1979, found some residual MN1771 clones. By 1983, he had four "wonderful fruit" plants.
Honeycrisps did well in West Coast orchards, but Northeast producers struggled. Standard storing and shipping practises didn't help the apples either
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Quick growth restricts sunlight from reaching fruit on lower branches, and thin skin is readily penetrated