Honeycrisp is a very new, developed by the University of Minnesota specifically for growers in cold climates, and is one of the most cold-hardy of apple varieties. It is an apple that certainly lives up to its name – sweet and crisp. However this is not the dense crispness of a Braeburn but more like the light airy crispness of Spartan or Empire, making it a very pleasant, refreshing, un-demanding apple – best served slightly cooled. Parentage: Keepsake x MN1627. Introduced / discovered in 1960s.