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Honeycrisp Apples- The "New Kid on the Block"



Honeycrisp Apples- The "New Kid on the Block"

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     challenging words:    hybrid, removal, original, worldwide, researchers, identify, striping, introduction, fairly, market, ideal, nearly, quality, result, actually, certain
     content words:    Red Delicious


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Honeycrisp Apples- The "New Kid on the Block"
By Joyce Furstenau
  

1     There are many kinds of apples. Which kind is your favorite? Did you know there are over 7,500 varieties of apples worldwide? You could eat a different kind of apple each day for TWENTY YEARS and never eat the same kind twice! The Honeycrisp is a fairly new variety of apple. It is yellow underneath with splotches of rosy red striping. When it is very ripe, it can be entirely red. Shallow dimples and tiny yellow dots help to identify them.
 
2     Honeycrisp apples are a hybrid fruit. That means they were created by cross breeding two different apple varieties. Agricultural experts at the University of Michigan created the Honeycrisp in 1960. Scientists crossbred two different varieties of apples. The result was the Honeycrisp. Scientists are not sure which two varieties were the parents. The original Honeycrisp trees were actually scheduled for removal, but one of the researchers saved them. These trees were the start of a whole new variety of apple.
 
3     It took nearly thirty years before Honeycrisp apples reached the market. New apple varieties are watched for several years before they are planted in large numbers. Researchers want to be certain the tree is sturdy. They must know if the fruit is of the same quality year after year. They must know if the apple quality is the same year after year. They must learn when is the best time to pick them, and much more.

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