Bitter Apple --001

Bitter Apple --001

Honeycrisp apple of tree

Introduced to the market in the 1990s, the flesh of Honeycrisp is crunchier than other apples — and the snap from a bite releases a burst of flavor that makes consumers prefer them over other kinds of apples. However, that quality comes at a price because the variety is extremely susceptible to bitter pit, a disease that is induced in the fruit by a calcium deficiency.

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