One of the most cold-hardy of apple varieties, Honeycrisp is a medium-to-large sized apple, with a light green/yellow background largely covered with red-orange flush with strong hint of pink if grown in good sunlight. The skin may be flecked with occasional russet dots, but tends to bruise easily, Ripening relatively early in September,. the apples keep until April in storage and retain their crispness. Interestingly, it appears that the flavor can improve for 7-10 days after being taken out of cold store. An excellent eating apple, can be used for cooking and baking. Hardy to -30°F Maximum Elevation: 8,500 ft.