Martin Family Orchards has been producing a wide variety of fruit since 1984. From apples, apricots and cherries, to nectarines, peaches, pluots, plums and pears, they pride themselves in clean and responsible growing. You can visit them at any number of farmers markets throughout Western Washington, where they sell fruit 365 days a year, or find whatever their seasonal offering is here in our produce department!
Our new crop honeycrisp apples come from Martin Family Orchards in Orondo Washington! The Martin's call their variety of honeycrsips firecrisps. These apples are the newest and sweetest apple they grow. Along with an intense sweetness there is also a strong tart flavor in the apple. The Firecrisp apple is very juicy and can stay crisp off the tree for many months. Because we are just starting to grow the Firecrisp, we have very limited quantities but hope to soon have plenty.
Choose honeycrisps that are free of bruises and heavy for their size. This years apples from the Martin's are unwaxed, so they do not have the shiny exterior skin you are used to whenseeing apples in the market.
A benefit to these apples is they have a somewhat long shelf life when stored properly. Store your honeycrisps in the fridge in one of your produce drawers. They can last nearly a month with little spoilage if any.fruity tang. An excellent melting cheese!
Honeycrisp apples are a great choice for cooking with. They are one of the sweetest apples around and has a distinctive juicy crispness firm enough that it won't cook down much. It complements just about any other apple variety to make a stellar pie or crumble, but can also be used in savory recipes like a slaw!