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Sweet Sixteen Apple Tree

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Begins shipping mid-April.

Pollinator required to bear fruit

Begins shipping

Pollinator required to bear fruit

A fast-growing and cold hardy apple tree that produces the sweetest apples! 

Developed by the University of Minnesota, Sweet Sixteen is one of the best-tasting cold-hardy apple trees – perfect for northern gardeners! All around delectable flavor! Sweet Sixteen apples have a high sugar content with hints of vanilla – ideal for baking or eating fresh. 

This vigorous bears fruit young with high yields. The large, colorful apples ripen in mid-September. Fruit has good storage qualities. The Sweet Sixteen Apple tree can withstand subzero temperatures, making it a staple in orchards with cold climates.  


Bloom ColorWhite
Fruit ColorYellow, Red
Fruit SizeMedium
Ripens/HarvestMid September
Soil CompositionLoamy
Soil pH Level6-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained
Bloom TimeLate
Years to Bear2-5
Shade LevelFull Sun
Hardiness Zone Range3-9

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

Semi-Dwarf  3.5 – 4.5 m tall x 3.5 – 4.5 m wide (12 – 15′ tall x 12 – 15′ wide)

Recommended Spacing

Semi-Dwarf 3.5 – 4.5 m (12 – 15′)

Ship Height

Semi-dwarf, Bare-root Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m tall (3-4′ tall) with a 9.5 mm (3/8″) trunk.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a different variety within 15 meters (50 feet) for best pollination.

Recommended Pollinators: Honeycrisp, Macoun, Wealthy, Ginger Gold, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Red Delicouis, Golden Delicious

How do I find my Hardiness Zone?

Canada’s Plant Hardiness Zones will tell you which plants will do well in your particular climate. Each zone is determined by the lowest average winter temperature recorded in a given area. Hardiness Zone information is included on all tree and plant product pages, so you know instantly whether a certain plant is likely to succeed where you live. Natural Resources Canada provides helpful options to find your zone:

Find your zone by province and municipality »

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1 review for Sweet Sixteen Apple Tree


    SWEET SIXTEEN has been a wonderful addition to our orchard. Our trees fruited in the second year and this our 3rd year gave us a beautiful crop. SWEET SIXTEEN is a vigorous grower, now more than 6 feet tall and loaded with fruit spurs…love it!!

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