Better than Honeycrisp? Researchers develop new variety of apple

U.S. & World

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (WCMH) – The University of Minnesota has introduced a new apple.

It’s called ‘First Kiss,’ and it’s related to the Honeycrisp.

Apple breeders started developing the apple in the late 1990s, with breeders trying to make an apple similar to the Honeycrisp, KARE reported.

“With First Kiss, we got the best of both worlds,” breeder David Bedford said in a press release. “Its crisp texture and spritely flavor make it an excellent choice for fresh eating and its early harvest date means Minnesota apple lovers can enjoy their favorite Minnesota grown fruit sooner than ever.”

The apple got its name because it ripens early, marking the first kiss of autumn.

The first First Kiss apples will be available this fall, with limited supplies.

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