SnowSweet® apple trees

SnowSweet (copyright University of Minnesota)
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners
  • Picking season: Late
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Uses: Eating fresh

SnowSweet is a crisp sweet-flavored new apple variety, with bright white flesh and crimson red skin.

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

SnowSweet apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year SnowSweet apple trees bare-root
G.11 rootstock
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00

You can pre-order trees now for delivery when shipping starts (fall for warmer zones, or next spring), you won't be asked to pay until nearer the time.

*Find out more about the apple rootstocks we use to control the mature height.


How to grow

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.

Historical details

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

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Flavor style (apples): Sweeter
  • Juice style: Sweeter
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • Organic culture: Suitable

Disease resistance

  • General resistance: Good
  • Fireblight: Some resistance
  • Scab: Some resistance

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (4) -30F / -34C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 2000
  • Fruit color: Crimson
  • Fruit size: Average
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