KinderKrisp Apple Tree (Newest!!! Variety)
KinderKrisp is a brand new apple variety developed by David MacGregor, an independent fruit breeder based in South Haven, Minnesota. Exceptional flavor and crisp texture, like its parent Honeycrisp, this early ripening apple features much smaller fruit. Perfect size for snacking or kid’s lunches. Outstanding variety for homeowners, flowers early in season and ripening in late August.
David has listed his new apple as zone 3 hardy, as it has been grown for a few years now in places from Finlayson to Grand Rapids MN with relatively no winter damage.
***2019 update*** We have personally eaten these apples, and can say they might be “the next big thing”. When I (the apple tree guy) tasted it, I smiled ear to ear, wiped the juice running down my cheek, , I said right then and there I will be planting 50 of these trees in our orchard next year. Andrea (the apple tree gal) agreed with me after tasting the apple, just so long she doesn’t have to dig the holes for the new trees.
*** 2021 update*** We still have these apples in our fridge as of February 1st, even though no one recommended them as a “keeper” apple. They are absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to plant even more of these next year again in our own orchard!
***2022 update*** We did lose 4 our of 40 Kinderkrisp Trees last year, most likely due to a fungus in the soil (these trees are planted on recently cleared forest). We dug out 5 feet of soil with the backhoe, replaced with top soil/compost and replanted. We did see -36f on the thermometer one morning, so I believe these trees can fair well in our area with average snow cover. Also we planted a few dozen more of these trees- They are awesome apples!