Sweet Sixteen is one of the best apple varieties for the north country - when grown on suitable rootstocks it is a reliable cropper in zone 4 and even zone 3.
Sweet Sixteen inherits its cold-hardiness from both its parents. Northern Spy is a well-known cold-hardy apple, and it is also descended from a more obscure north country variety called Malinda.
The bright red apples have a high quality, fruity flavor, primarily sweet but with some acidity and complexity. They keep fairly well in natural cold storage or a fridge.
Next deliveries will be in spring 2022, but you can pre-order now.
Fill in the form below and we will notify you when Sweet Sixteen apple tree is back in stock.
Sweet Sixteen is an easy variety to grow and very cold-hardy.
It has reasonable resistance to scab, fireblight and cedar apple rust, and is naturally vigorous.
It comes into bearing within a few years.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
Sweet 16 was developed by the University of Minnesota in the 1970s. It is descended from Northern Spy crossed with a seedling of Malinda.