- Remarkably complex flavor and crunchy texture
- Hints of vanilla, cherry, molasses and fine bourbon
- Extremely hardy, can be grown in Zone 3
- Ripens mid September
- Available in Reachables® size
Developed by the University of Minnesota, this is one of the best-tasting, sweetest, cold-hardy apples that we've found. Sweet Sixteen is super sweet with a richly complex flavor—similar to vanilla with just a hint of molasses and fine bourbon. It's a taste-treat like no other. It's a delight for snacking, fruit salads and no-sugar added applesauce. The medium-sized apples are attractive, too. Their yellow skins are striped in bright reddish-pink hues. Sweet Sixteen Apple Tree is extra hardy and long-lived even in harsh conditions. Ripens in mid-September. Zones 3-6.
Why buy a Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. of Fruit-Boost™ Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties (see video below), a premium tree guard to protect the trunk from gnawing pests, mowers and weed trimmers, and a copy of Backyard Horticulture for Fun and Profit--How to Make $10,000 in Your Spare Time.