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SnowSweet® apple tree

SnowSweet
SnowSweet is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • 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 $37.20
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    Dwarf rootstock
    Out of stock
    Sorry we have sold out for this season
  • 2Medium 1-year bare-root tree $37.20
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    Semi-dwarf rootstock
    Out of stock
    Sorry we have sold out for this season
  • 3Large 1-year bare-root tree $37.20
    Mature height: 10ft-16ft after 10 years
    Semi-vigorous rootstock
    Out of stock
    Sorry we have sold out for this 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.

History

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
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesEating fresh
  • CroppingHeavy
  • 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