UNDATED - Well it sounds like honeycrispgate 2015. So says the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Paul Hugunin after a New York Times food writer says the honeycrisp apple has inconsistent flavor and is difficult to grow.

this apple was developed by the U of M and there's no doubt that it performs better when it grows here in Minnesota, and that's what it was developed to do.

Hugunin says the writer needs to sample a Minnesota-grown honeycrisp to know how sweet and delicious they truly are.

This story is courtesy of the Minnesota News Network.