The University of Minnesota has named their newest apple. Officials from the university’s Department of Horticultural Science say the mix between Honeycrisp and Liberty apples will now be known as the Triumph apple. Graduate student Stephen Brockman picked the name after almost 500 suggestions were sent in, saying the apple is a triumph of fruit cultivation. In a few years, Triumph trees and apples will be sold to consumers, orchards, and farmer’s markets. U of M has developed several well-known apple varieties over the years.
U of M Names New Apple
By Ashley Hanley|2021-02-16T06:18:28-06:00February 16th, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!