It's the start of apple season! Let's start with some Honeycrisp, bred to be the perfect apple. Apples are all about texture and taste: a crisp, satisfying bite and a juicy, sweet-tart flavor. The Honeycrisp does it all. And it holds up well when used to bake.
- Small: approximately 4–5 apples depending on size
- Medium: approximately 7–10 apples depending on size
- Large: approximately 14–18 apples depending on size
Producer: Kuhn Orchards
Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
We met Sidney and her mom at the 14th and U and Crystal City farmer's markets. We noticed their carefully arranged stand was always a beautiful oasis of ripe, local fruit. That impression has been borne out over a decade of eating their family’s fruit. Kuhn Orchards practices IPM (integrated pest management), using holistic methods that include crop rotation, planting disease-resistant varieties, using organic treatments (pears are sprayed with kaolin clay) and even trapping insects. They favor organic options first and use the aforementioned methods, and their experience, to use minimal pesticides only when and where necessary.