The Iconic Minnesota Honeycrisp Apple Didn’t Even Exist Until 1960
The Land of 10,000 Lakes is the home of more than a few great inventions. Residents of our beautiful state have created world-famous toys such as Tonka Trucks, rollerblades, and Nerf balls. Medical researchers have created innovative new pacemakers, hearing aids, and other medical devices. Many foods have been created in Minnesota as well, such as Spam, cold-hardy grapes, and the iconic Jucy Lucy – to name a few. It is in this last category that the subject of this article falls into. Many of the world’s best apple varieties were created in Minnesota, including the famous honeycrisp apple. Read on to learn about this delicious fruit’s Minnesota roots.
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Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 19 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at [email protected]
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