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SnowSweet® apple tree

SnowSweet is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3

SnowSweet is a crisp sweet-flavored new apple variety, with bright white flesh and crimson red skin. The apples ripen quite late, mid-October, and the it is worth checking samples before picking as the best and sweetest flavors seem to develop in the last week or so.

Cut slices turn brown only very slowly, so this is a useful variety for salads.

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  • Semi-dwarf 1-year bare-root tree $39.20
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    G.214 rootstock

How to grow

SnowSweet was not developed specifically for disease-resistance, but seems to be one of those varieties that are trouble-free. Scab and fireblight are usually not a problem, and you will generally get clean attractive apples. SnowSweet is a very good choice if you are intending to grow organically or with a no-spray regime.

SnowSweet is particularly recommended for growers in cooler climates of the northern US and into Canada. It is considered to be cold-hardy to zone 4a.

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SnowSweet was developed by the University of Minnesota, the home of many cold-hardy apple varieties. It is a cross of Sharon and Connell Red and was introduced in 2006.

SnowSweet characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesEating fresh
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • General resistanceGood
  • FireblightSome resistance
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 4 (-34C)
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin2000
  • Flesh colourWhite
  • Fruit colorCrimson