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Researcher Uncovers the Origins of ‘Honeycrisp’ Apple

A study in 2004 confirmed that ‘Honeycrisp’ was not the child of ‘Macoun’ and ‘Honeygold’ but suggested ‘Keepsake’ was a parent. However, the study lacked enough genetic information to uncover the other parent or confirm ‘Keepsake.’

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