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Sweet Sixteen apple


Large, red striped fruit. Firm, crisp, aromatic flesh. Moderately acidic.


Visitor reviews

  • 25 Oct 2018  Tilly Marlman,  CO, United States
    Crisp and juicy, but small fruits. Picked the last few mid/late Oct. That first bite will amaze, a taste of cherry and cotton candy, with delectable aroma. The most ambrosial apple in the orchard.
  • 22 Oct 2018  David,  MA, United States
    Maybe the apple I bought was mis-identified, but I thought it was very similar to a McIntosh in flavor and texture.
  • 08 Apr 2017  Jim Faust,  United States
    One of my favorite. Very complex, sweet flavor. Texture is great similar to MacIntosh.
  • 19 Oct 2014  Paul Gerrish,  MA, United States
    2 trees on G30 planted Spring 2014 have grown from 3 feet to 6 feet this year.
  • 20 Nov 2013  Steven,  MAINE, United States
    Sweet Sixteen's rich, complex sweet flavor -including hints of cherry candy and raw sugar... really!- coupled with its lovely yellow crisp flesh make this one of the most eye opening, fantastic apple eating experiences.
  • 20 Sep 2011  Matt,  WISCONSIN, United States
    Sweet sixteen is an excellent mid-season apple. The fruits are medium to large and crisp. They are extremely sweet with just a bit of zing. They have an anise flavor that makes for a unique apple tasting experience. A great apple for the North as they are hardy trees.

Tree register

United States

United Kingdom

  • Gray in Rugby, WARKS

Spring blossom records for this variety

2018 season

  • 20th May  2018  - tree owned by Kurt in Ladysmith, United States
  • 1st May  2018  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

2017 season

  • 28th May  2017  - tree owned by David in Two Rivers, United States
  • 16th April  2017  - tree owned by Cj in Horseshoe Bend, United States

2016 season

  • 27th May  2016  - tree owned by David in Two Rivers, United States
  • 18th May  2016  - tree owned by Brian in Green Bay, United States

2015 season

  • 30th May  2015  - tree owned by David in Two Rivers, United States
  • 10th May  2015  - tree owned by Brian in Green Bay, United States

2014 season

  • 6th June  2014  - tree owned by David in Two Rivers, United States
  • 27th May  2014  - tree owned by Brian in Green Bay, United States
  • May  2014  - tree owned by JSchreiber in West Concord, United States

2013 season

  • 8th June  2013  - tree owned by David in Two Rivers, United States
  • 20th May  2013  - tree owned by Brian in Green Bay, United States
  • 9th May  2013  - tree owned by James in Estacada, United States

2011 season

  • 19th May  2011  - tree owned by Ron in Orion, United States
  • May  2011  - tree owned by Dan in Camano Island, United States

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Harvest records for this variety

2018 season

  • 2nd week October  2018  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

2017 season

  • 1st week October  2017  - tree owned by David in Two Rivers, United States

2016 season

  • 1st week October  2016  - tree owned by David in Two Rivers, United States
  • 3rd week September  2016  - tree owned by JSchreiber in West Concord, United States

2015 season

  • 3rd week September  2015  - tree owned by David in Two Rivers, United States
  • 3rd week September  2015  - tree owned by JSchreiber in West Concord, United States
  • 2nd week September  2015  - tree owned by Brian in Green Bay, United States
  • September  2015  - tree owned by Roger in Madison Heights, United States

2014 season

  • 2nd week October  2014  - tree owned by David in Two Rivers, United States
  • 2nd week September  2014  - tree owned by JSchreiber in West Concord, United States

2013 season

  • 3rd week October  2013  - tree owned by Craig in Manning, United States
  • 2nd week October  2013  - tree owned by James in Estacada, United States
  • 4th week September  2013  - tree owned by Charley in Grantsburg, United States
  • 3rd week September  2013  - tree owned by Brian in Green Bay, United States

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Northern Spy x Malinda
  • Originates from: Minnesota, United States
  • Introduced: 1973
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1946
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1976-004

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Red

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Harvest period: Mid-Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months

Growing

  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • General disease resistance: Good

Climate

  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
  • Climate suitability: Tolerates cold winters

Parents and other ancestors of this variety


Diseases

  • Scab  - Some resistance
  • Fireblight  - Some resistance
  • Cedar apple rust  - Some resistance


Where to buy trees

The following fruit tree nurseries offer Sweet Sixteen apple trees for sale:


Where to buy fresh fruit

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References

  • Apples for the 21st Century
    Author: Manhart


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