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Sweet Sixteen Apple

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.

Now available in Reachables size! A Reachables tree produces full-sized fruits, but on a smaller tree. That makes it easier to fit into your garden, orchard—or even a container. It's also easier to manage than full-sized trees. One person can prune, spray, net and harvest the tree—all while standing on the ground. Note: Because their full-sized fruits grow on smaller trees, Reachables require a tree support.

Why buy a Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. Quik-Cal Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties, 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.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

  • SKU
  • Select Option
  • Price
  • 12984
  • Standard 2-4' Tree
  • $37.99
  • 62537
  • Standard Deluxe
  • $45.99
  • 62541
  • Reachables® 2-4' Tree
  • $52.99
  • 62548
  • Reachables® Deluxe
  • $59.99
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Sweet Sixteen'
  • Height: Standard: 22 feet
  • Spacing: Standard: 20 - 30 feet -- Reachables: 6 - 10 feet
  • Depth: Locate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system.
  • Spread: Standard: 20 feet
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Pollinator: Prairie Spy, Yellow Delicious, Honeycrisp.
  • Yield: Standard: Approximately 5 - 10 bushels at maturity
  • Color: White.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Blooms: Late Spring
  • Fruit: Mostly red, large, conical shaped and wonderfull complex vanilla flavor.
  • Zone: 3 - 6 (-30° F.)
  • Form: Deciduous, rounded.
  • Flower Form: White blossoms.
  • 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.

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