Sweet Sixteen Apple

Sweet Sixteen Apple

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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 flavour – like cherry candy, spices and hints of vanilla. It’s an outstanding dessert apple. Excellent for fresh eating and cooking and stores for 3 months in cold storage. Fruit can be harvested around mid-late September.  Developed by the University of Minnesota and released in 1978. 

Growers Note:

Can be a late apple to ripen especially in colder regions, best to be grown in zones 3b-4...

Hardiness Zone: 3b/4

Height at Maturity: 6 meters (20 feet)

Spread: 4 meters (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’