Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
On Sep 9, 2012, birdnscrap from Portola Valley, CA wrote:
This apple is known for bearing prematurely, meaning heavily bearing before the tree is strong enough to hold the fruit. That was my experience when the tree was two years old, last year. We had to use stakes and ties to support the fruit. This year, we had very little fruit, though in general our apples have little fruit this year. We are looking forward to next year, hoping for a good crop again. A fantastic tasting fruit! Doing well on the SF Peninsula.
On May 28, 2010, LGW518 from Wynantskill, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:
We planted a five year old tree last year. It is covered in apples this year, and we are following a spraying schedule. Honeycrisp apples are our favorite eating apple, and we buy them from a large orchard near us, but hope to have some of our own this year.
On Apr 7, 2010, patti47 from Lynnwood, WA (Zone 7a) wrote:
My honeycrisp apple tree began bearing the 2nd year after planting. There were only 3 apples but I was encouraged. Last year there were 19 apples and my little niece picked them before they were ready so we missed that harvest. Right now, April 7, 2010 there are more flowers than I can count. I am really encouraged now. I will just have to help my niece understand that she will have to wait until late October before harvesting. So here in Pacific Northwest, they are late.
On Dec 31, 2005, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:
As quoted from the University of Minnesota:
"Honeycrisp was produced from a 1960 cross of Macoun and Honeygold, as part of the University of Minnesota apple breeding program to develop winter hardy cultivars with high fruit quality. The original seedling was planted in 1962 at the University of Minnesota Horticultural Research Center, located near Excelsior in east central Minnesota.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Portola Valley, California Boulder, Colorado Capac, Michigan Tecumseh, Michigan Traverse City, Michigan Perham, Minnesota St Paul, Minnesota Joplin, Missouri Springfield, Missouri Candia, New Hampshire Los Alamos, New Mexico Wynantskill, New York Eastover, North Carolina Mapleton, North Dakota North Bend, Oregon Hummelstown, Pennsylvania Sweetwater, Tennessee Fruit Heights, Utah Lynnwood, Washington Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin