[NAFEX] Honeycrisp vs Arkansas Black
jmichaelnave at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 25 01:07:50 EDT 2007
One of the selling points set forth by many honeycrisp
growers is that it is very crispy. In fact some say it
is the crispest apple ever. While I much prefer flavor
over crispness I just had an apple today that
challenged Honeycrisp on both counts - Arkansas Black.
We all differ in our tastes but to my palate AB just
has more flavor than honeycrisp and it's easily as
crisp if not more so. I haven't had AB in the last few
years and had forgotten how good it is and how crispy
it is. Growers of AB may want to piggy back on the
Honeycrisp marketing. If people are really that
fanatical about crispness then they need to try an AB.
It would be interesting to see how they compared in
blind taste tests. I have no doubt honeycrisp has done
well in some tests because a crisp apple may come
across better in a one or two bite sample than a less
crisp apple. But honeycrisp doesn't have that edge
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