Preserving the best qualities of ‘Honeycrisp’ apples

20 octubre 2015

A study assessed potential impacts on grower profits when crop load management of ‘Honeycrisp’ apples is not optimal. Results showed that growers would realize a loss of $5,332/acre if production size of 48-88 count per 40-lb box decreased by 5 percent and the size of 100-163 count/box increased by 5 percent. The study also showed consumers were willing to pay an average of $0.12/lb more for a one-unit increase in soluble solids concentration in ‘Honeycrisp.’