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Sweet Sixteen Apple

Sweet Sixteen Apple

Sweet Sixteen Apple

Malus domestica 'Sweet Sixteen'

"Sweet Sixteen is a popular apple for very cold northern regions. It ripens in early fall, just ahead of Honeycrisp™. It is crisp and juicy with an exotic yellow flesh and a very sweet, unusual sugar cane or spicy cherry candy flavor. The fruit stores for 5 to 8 weeks. It is a good all purpose apple.

Sweet Sixteen Apple Pricing

Item # Description Price
179 Sweet Sixteen on Semi-Dwarf (M7) root, Extra Large 5/8" up caliper grade $23.99 Add Add to Cart
515 Sweet Sixteen on Semi-Standard (Bud 118) root, Extra Large 5/8" up caliper grade $23.99 Add Add to Cart


10-16 Feet



10-14 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7


Malus domestica 'Sweet Sixteen'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Sweet Sixteen is vigorous with a moderately spreading habit. It is an early bearing and dependable producer. The tree blooms rather late, so should be pollinated by other mid- to late season bloomers. It is reported to be somewhat resistant to fire blight and scab. It is a dependable apple for the backyard.


A Little History about Sweet Sixteen Apple

Sweet Sixteen comes to us from the University of Minnesota breeding program and was introduced in 1977. It is a cross of Malinda and Northern Spy.

Malus domestica 'Sweet Sixteen' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Mid-season blooming
Late blooming
Disease Resistance
Fire Blight Resistance
Scab resistance
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Spreading habit
Average vigor
Early to bear
Very productive
Harvest Period
Late summer
Other Attributes
Keeps well
Complex flavor
Very juicy
Very sweet
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Very hardy
Skill Required
Easy to grow
High dessert quality
Juice or Cider
Cooking or baking
Good for drying
Good for pies
Canning or freezing
Good for sauce