Minnesota Company Taps Chile To Feed Year-Round Hunger For Honeycrisp Apples

Spring usually represents a time when Honeycrisp apple fans must go without their coveted fruit, but a Minnesota company is about to change that.

A Honeycrisp crop is en route this week to U.S. grocery stores from Chile, where growers have spent the past decade perfecting the insanely in-demand apple variety.

Westcott Agri Products Inc. of Elgin, Minn., has exclusive rights for the Chilean production of the Honeycrisp, and is working with local contract growers to bring the apples north.

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