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Snow SweetTM apple

Malus domestica
Snow Sweet
Sweet with a slight tart balance and rich overtones. Firm, snow white flesh is very slow to oxidize when exposed to air. 3-inch oblate shaped fruit, 70-85% bronze-red blush over a green-yellow background.

Snow Sweet apple identification images

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USDA identification images for Snow Sweet

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Visitor reviews

    • 07 Jun 2019  MI, United States
      Excellent apple that produces larges crops every other year..Great tasting apple that I recommend to anyone thinking about planting apple trees.
    • 12 Jun 2016  VERMONT, United States
      I am very happy with the Snow Sweet apple. The overall taste and texture is great. My three year old trees on B-118 Root stock produced 35 apples on average. I will be adding 100 more trees next spring.
    • 15 Nov 2014  United States
      The flavor is very good, comparable to Jonagold but not quite as sweet. Texture firm, crisp, juicy. The inside is very white. The only downside is that the skin is a bit tough and/or bitter, though not nearly as much as red delicious. I prefer Jonagolds and Cameos, but this is still a very nice juicy apple; I would never turn it down.
    • 20 Oct 2014  United States
      Just discovered this apple at Fairfax City Farmer's Market (VA). Great flavor although a sweeter than my usual favorite (Macoun) which I have not found yet this year. Love that it is slow to brown when cut. I hope this newer variety becomes more widely available.
    • 11 Oct 2014  NH, United States
      I got just one on 9 October 2014 from Gould Hill Farm in Hopkinton, NH. Compared to an "average" apple, this is big and very sweet with some contrasting acid and good if not gourmet flavor. I will definitely add this to my "reliables" list while exploring heirlooms.
    • 28 Sep 2012  PA, United States
      LOVE this apple; I was amazed at how white the apple stayed after I started to eat. Nice combintation of sweet and tart. I've been eating them but will try baking this weekend
    • 24 Sep 2012  United States
      Delish! Me and my kids really agreed that this apple was the best in the orchard.

    Tree register

    United States

    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2019 season

    • 11th June  2019  - tree owned by Steven in Skandia, United States

    2017 season

    • 6th June  2017  - tree owned by Steven in Skandia, United States

    2012 season

    • 20th April  2012  - tree owned by Chuck in Worthington, United States

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    Harvest records for this variety

    2022 season

    • 1st week October  2022  - tree owned by JSchreiber in West Concord, United States
    • 1st week October  2022  - tree owned by JSchreiber in West Concord, United States

    2016 season

    • 4th week September  2016  - tree owned by JSchreiber in West Concord, United States


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: Fireside x Sharon
    • Originates from: United States
    • Introduced: 2006
    • Developed by: University of Minnesota


    • Country of origin: United States
    • Period of origin: 2000
    • Fruit colour: Crimson
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Flesh colour: White
    • Fruit size: Average
    • Fruit shape: Flat-round
    • Developer: University of Minnesota


    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
    • Flavour quality: Very good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sweeter
    • Discoloration of fruit: Slightly oxidising (browns slowly)
    • Juice style: Sweeter
    • Cropping: Heavy
    • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Picking month: October
    • Picking period: mid-October
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


    • Gardening skill: Beginner
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Pollinating others: Average
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Growth habit: Spreading / Flat-topped
    • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
    • Organic culture: Suitable
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile


    • Cold hardiness (USDA): Zone 4 (-34C)
    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Climate suitability: Mild damp climates
    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Good
    • Scab (Apple and Pear): Some resistance
    • Fire blight: Some resistance

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer Snow Sweet apple trees for sale:

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Snow Sweet:

    United States


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