Suncrisp apples were developed by Dr. Fred Hough and Catherine Bailey at the Rutgers Horticultural Research Farm in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The variety was created from a cross between cortland and cox’s orange pippin apples, known as NJ303955, and the resulting apple from this cross was bred with golden delicious in 1963.

Suncrisp apples have high sugar and acidity, creating a sharp, subtly sweet, and tart flavor with floral nuances and notes of pear and honey.