Honeycrisp in Massachusetts

In general, follow recommendations for New York-grown apples. Soft scald can be a problem in fruit stored at less than 36 °F (2 °C), but can be reduced with delayed cooling treatment prior to long-term storage. Bitter pit, decay incidence, firmness, and soluble solids content are not affected by harvest date or by delayed cooling (Watkins et al., 2004).


  • Watkins, C., Nock, J., Weis, S., Jayanty, S., Beaudry, R. 2004. Storage temperature, diphenylamine, and prestorage delay effects on soft scald, soggy breakdown and bitter pit of 'Honeycrisp' apples. Postharvest Biol Tech. 32:213-221.