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HoneyCrisp + Fuji apple cross? Anyone?

 
Bethany Dutch
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I love Fuji apples. They are my favorite, most tasty apples.

Last fall, I tasted my first orchard fresh honeycrisp apple and wow! The texture was so amazing I just chowed down. So then I thought if I could only get the flavor of a fuji with the texture of a Honeycrisp...

I did some googling and lookjs like someone made something similar called "Evercrisp" but it's a new breed, just being released this year for commercial production but I don't know if they will at any point be selling trees for small timers.

I imagine this would be very difficult to create myself. Unless I planted Fuji and Honeycrisp apple trees and let them cross pollinate, and just kept planting seeds? That's a long project!
 
Eric Thompson
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Try the apple "sekai ichi" from Japan if you can find it. The literal translation is "#1 in the world", so somebody loves it!

These are closer to Fuji than Honeycrisp, but are better overall IMO...

If you can graft a tree, I can send you some scion wood so you're only 2 years out from having your own
 
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Quite by accident (it was more like a random spaz attack when I knew nothing) I've got a Fuji and a Honey Crisp planted about twenty feet from each other, and both are doing well. So maybe in about 25 years I will be able to answer this question. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
Bethany Dutch
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Eric Thompson wrote:Try the apple "sekai ichi" from Japan if you can find it. The literal translation is "#1 in the world", so somebody loves it!

These are closer to Fuji than Honeycrisp, but are better overall IMO...

If you can graft a tree, I can send you some scion wood so you're only 2 years out from having your own


Oh I may take you up on that offer in a year or so!
 
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