Honeycrisp is a medium-to-large sized apple, with a light green/yellow background largely covered with red-orange flush with strong hint of pink if grown in good sunlight. The skin may be flecked with occasional russet dots. The flesh is white, perhaps not quite as bright as a McIntosh style apple, but similarly crisp and not too dense. The colour however can be quite variable.
The flavour is sweet with very little trace of acidity and little depth or complexity. There can also be a trace of pear-drop flavour. In a good example this is a juicy and instantly refreshing apple, in a less good example it will be simply sweet and bland (but still very nice). As its name suggests this is genuinely a crisp / crunchy apple. However since the flesh is quite light, the crunch is surprisingly soft, nothing like the hard crisp crunch of a good Golden DeliciousType your paragraph here.
Honeycrisp apple lovers have suffered severe sticker shock at the grocery store. Oftentimes, Honeycrisps are more than four times as expensive as other varieties of apples. The trees which grow Honeycrisp apples are relatively weak and yield medium to large fruit, so they require a trellis system to hold them up and keep their branches from breaking or hitting the ground. They have a tender skin and therefore require special handling during harvest. In addition, they also require more calcium sprayings to prevent an affliction called “bitter pit.” The lengthy and delicate process all adds up to a greater cost for the grower, which gets passed on to the buyer, and eventually the consumer who’s willing to pay a premium for them.