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Sweet Sixteen Apple Tree

Remarkable Flavor and Crunch


One of the best for fresh-off-the-tree eating, Sweet Sixteen is super sweet with a richly complex flavor—similar to vanilla with just a hint of molasses and fine bourbon. A taste treat like no other! Extra hardy and long-lived even in harsh conditions. Ripens mid Sept.
  • Zone 3 - 6 (-30° F.).
  • Height 22 feet for standard, 6 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Shade Required Full sun.

Plants are not available in AE AK GU HI PR

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  • Botanical Name: Malus pumila 'Sweet Sixteen'
  • Height: 22 feet for standard, 6 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Spacing: 20 - 30 for standard, 6 - 8 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Depth: Graft 1 - 2 inches above soil.
  • Spread: 20 feet for standard, 4 - 6 feet for Li'l BIG.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Pollinator: Prairie Spy, Yellow Delicious, Honeycrisp.
  • Yield: Approximately 5 - 10 bushels at maturity for standard, 1/2 bushel for Li'l BIG.
  • Color: White.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Blooms: Late Spring.
  • Fruit: Mostly red, large, conical shaped and wonderfull complex vanilla flavor.
  • Form: Deciduous. Rounded.
  • Flower Form: Yes.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, moist soil with good organic matter.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate. 1 - 2 feet per year.
  • Pruning: Prune December to February. There are normally two goals when pruning an apple tree: 1. Initially on young trees to encourage a strong, solid framework 2. On mature trees to maintain shape and encourage fruit production. The best time to prune apple trees is in late Winter or very early Spring before any new growth starts.
  • Comments: Red striped, conical shaped fruit. Aromatic firm, crisp, cream colored flesh. Spreading with vigorous habit. Dependable bearer. Hardy to -50 degrees F. Unable to ship to AE, AK, GU, HI, PR.

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