Sweet Sixteen has one of the most remarkable flavours you will find in a cold hardy apple! It is sweet with unique flavourful notes of cherry, spice, and vanilla to only name a few. Sweet Sixteen has good disease resistance to fire blight and scab. It stores for 4 months in proper storage and also holds up well when cooked. It was developed at the University of Minnesota by Dr Alderman in 1977. Hardy to zone 3b.
Apples are a cornerstone in cold climate fruit production. You will need 2 different varieties in order for the apple trees to cross pollinate and become fruitful. We try to focus on cultivars that are largely disease resistant, and low maintenance to allow even those without a lot of experience to successfully grow fruit. All of our apple trees are grown on full sized standard root stock of either Antonovka, or Dolgo meaning they will grow to be 30 ft or so tall. These types of rootstocks fare much better in colder climates than dwarf rootstock. On average, they will take 4 to 5 years to produce apples and will continue to for many years!
|Sun Requirements||Full sun to part sun|
|Average year to bear fruit||5|
|Soil||prefers moist well drained soil|
|Pollination||needs two different trees to cross pollinate and fruit|