Like McIntosh apples, Cortland apples, and Macoun apples, Explosively Crisp® Honeycrisp do best when grown in the coldest areas of the country. Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, New England and Upstate New York (where we are) produce some of the finest Honeycrisp apples. If you want the "Crunch" look for the "Explosively Crisp® Honeycrisp" logo. You cant miss it as it is the label that has the fireworks exploding out of the apple just like the juice explodes out of Honeycrisp. If you experience Honeycrisp from warmer areas most likely they just wont be the same.