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The U of M-developed First Kiss apple was among the foods highlighted by a New York Times writer visiting the Minnesota State Fair.

I started with a Pronto Pup — essentially a corn dog made with pancake batter — and moved on from there to Mouth Trap cheese curds; deep fried apple pie topped with cinnamon ice cream; a frozen apple cider push-pop; fresh-squeezed lemonade; and a First Kiss apple, a new variety developed at the University of Minnesota that is similar to Honeycrisp but ripens a month earlier.

Read the full story in the New York Times.