SnowSweet® apple tree
- Picking season: Late
- Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
- Pollination group: 3
A rich sweet-flavored red apple which grows best in the northern states.
SnowSweet apple trees for sale
1Small 1-year bare-root tree
Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
2Medium 1-year bare-root tree
Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
Our inventory is up to date, you can pre-order now for the spring 2024 planting season.
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.
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.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
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.
- Gardening skillBeginner
- Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
- Pollination group3
- Pollinating othersAverage
- Bearing regularityRegular
- Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
- WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
- Picking seasonLate
- UsesEating fresh
- Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
- Flavor style (apples)Sweeter
- Juice styleSweeter
- General resistanceGood
- FireblightSome resistance
- ScabSome resistance
- Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
- Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
- Country of originUnited States
- Period of origin2000
- Flesh colourWhite
- Fruit colorCrimson
- Fruit sizeAverage