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FrostbiteTM apple

One of the first varieties developed by the University of Minnesota, but only released around 2008. Previously known as MN 447. Frostbite has played an important role in the development of many other cold-hardy varieties.

Visitor reviews

  • 18 Oct 2017  Sheila Sullian,  MN, United States
    I've never tasted an apple quite like this one. The crisp tart/sweetness reminds me of a caramel apple.
  • 08 Oct 2017  Katie,  TEXAS, Australia
    Sweet snacking apple

Tree register

United States


Spring blossom records for this variety

2017 season

  • 4th June  2017  - tree owned by fendwick in Bemidji, United States
  • 30th May  2017  - tree owned by fendwick in Bemidji, United States

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  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: United States
  • Introduced: 1921
  • Developed by: University of Minnesota
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 3932


  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Fruit size: Medium


  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months


  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Slightly small
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • General disease resistance: Average
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949

Parents and other ancestors of this variety

Offspring of this variety

Where to buy fresh fruit

United States

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