An unique tasting apple, the Sweet Sixteen Apple is an all purpose yellow fleshed red-striped apple that is famous for its exotic taste. It has an excellent sweet, unusual flavor – like cherry candy, spices and hints of vanilla. It’s an outstanding dessert apple. Excellent for eating and cooking and stores for 3 months in cold storage. Fruit can be harvested around mid-late September. It’s quite vigorous in growth and is resistance to most diseases. Delvelped by the University of Minnesota and released in 1978.
Can be a late apple to ripen especially in colder regions, best to be grown in zones 3b-4...
Hardiness Zone: 3b
Height at Maturity: 20 feet
Spread: 16 feet
Soil Preference: Well drained
Light: Full sun
Pollination: Self-sterile (Needs another apple tree nearby for best pollination)
Latin Name: Malus ‘Sweet Sixteen’