Honeycrisp Apples - Cold Hardy, Minnesota Apple

Explosively Crisp!
Technology No. 88106

The Honeycrisp Apple, known in Europe as the Honeycrunch Appleā„¢, is one of the University of Minnesota's best-known apples. They are widely grown around the world. Millions have been sold to people who love the well-balanced sweet-tart taste, and explosively crisp, juicy texture.

Award Winning Honeycrisp Apple

Honeycrisp was named the Minnesota State Fruit in 2006 and was even selected as one of the top 25 innovations in over a decade in the 2006 Better World Report. This report, by the Association of University Technology Managers, honors significant academic research and technology transfer that has changed our way of life. It honors developments that have made the world a better place.

Licensing the Honeycrisp Apple Trees for Propagation

The Honeycrisp apple tree has received plant variety protection worldwide, including the territories of Canada, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, and South Africa. In the United States, the plant patent (PP7,197) expired on November 7, 2008 and in Canada the Plant Breeders' Rights Certificate (#1007) expired on August 10, 2019.  This means that a license from the University of Minnesota is not required for propagating Honeycrisp apple trees after these dates in the United States and Canada.

Honeycrisp - More Information

Honeycrisp - Protection Information

  • US Plant Variety Protection (Expired) USPP7197 P
  • Canadian Plant Breeders' Rights - Certificate Number 1007
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