9:30 Coffee Break: Apples

Honeycrisp Apples
Honeycrisp Apples are seen for sale at the Eastern Market in Washington, D.C. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Earlier this morning, we discussed a recent article by The New York Times that criticized one of the prizes in Minnesota's apple crop, the Honeycrisp Apple.

Developed at the University of Minnesota, the Honeycrisp Apple debuted in 1991 and has become a favorite among apple lovers in Minnesota and beyond. But New York Times writer David Karp derides the Honeycrisp, writing, "… for all its popularity, the apple is soft, quickly dissolving in the mouth. Its flavor is inconsistent and fades in long storage, and it is maddeningly difficult to grow."

We've learned, however, to take The New York Times' assessment of Minnesota's fruit appetites with a grain of salt; after all, in 2014, The New York Times famously suggested grape salad was a staple of the Minnesota Thanksgiving table.

That said, we'd like to show our support for the delightful Honeycrisp by playing some apple-related tunes.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention "apple" or "apples"? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


Pink Floyd "Apples and Oranges"
Jay and the Techniques "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie"
The Boy Least Likely To "I'm Glad I Hitched By Apple Wagon to Your Star"
The White Stripes "Apple Blossom"
George Harrison "Apple Scruffs"
Big Boi "Apple of my Eye"
Fiona Apple "Criminal"

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