SnowSweet® Apple

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Appetizing appearance! Fruit has a white, crisp flesh that’s sweet, tasty and perfect for fresh eating. A top-pick for salads as it remains crisp and resists browning (oxidizing) long after cutting. Tree has a slightly drooping, open shape with moderate vigor. Disease-resistant to scab and fire blight. Fruit stores up to 2 months on average. Ideal for northern gardens with cool climates. University of Minnesota variety, introduced in 2006. Cold-hardy. Ripens in mid-September. Pollinator required: Choose another early or mid-blooming apple variety. See Recommended Pollinators below. May be covered by USPP #19,446 or other patents. Wildung cultivar.

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Bloom Color White
Bloom Time Early - Mid
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Ripens/Harvest Mid September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet With Slight Tart Balance
Texture Fine, Firm To Crisp
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 7
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
This is an apple that I've never had a chance to try so wanted to give it try.
Henry K on Aug 15, 2020
Ronald Z on Sep 13, 2019
This is an apple that I've never had a chance to try so wanted to give it try.
Henry K on Aug 15, 2020
The orchard near my home reccomended this apple as being even better than the sweet honeycrisp apple.
maria p on Jun 22, 2020
Ronald Z on Sep 13, 2019
A good choice for my soil type and colder climate.
DAVID N on Jun 20, 2019
Selected this for it's bloom Group, to help with pollination of my existing Herd. Hope it's a good-eatin' apple to boot!
Christopher R on May 20, 2019
Crisp texture w/ taste balance of sweet & tart--I really like that in an apple.
Terri V on May 18, 2019
To enjoy at our up north home
MaryJo P on May 15, 2019
I am trying several MN apples in my somewhat northern growing region.
LARRY A on May 11, 2019
The name alone implies crispy fresh sweetness - so I am hoping from the reviews and description that it will be that and more! Thanks!
Kaye F on Apr 24, 2019
New variety, cold hardy and early harvest
Larry N on Apr 22, 2019
Absolutely Delicious! And just the same when dried!
RICHARD C on Mar 30, 2019
Cold Hardy and disease resistance
Maureen S on Feb 22, 2019
It is an old apple that nurseries do not carry anymore and there is nothing sweeter.
Jo B on Feb 19, 2019
Heard from other northern MN growers this is a hardy tree.
Nicholas S on Feb 5, 2019
Based on it's description of being good for northern gardeners, good for fresh eating and stores well up to 2 months.
Emily F on May 7, 2017
I have one now and it is a fabulous apple--bright white flesh, great flavor
JAMES B on Jun 5, 2016
I went to a class and the teacher said these apples don't turn brown when you cut them up
Gail V on Jun 5, 2016
The orchard near my home reccomended this apple as being even better than the sweet honeycrisp apple.
maria p on Jun 22, 2020
A good choice for my soil type and colder climate.
DAVID N on Jun 20, 2019
is this a GMO apple? I wonder because it resists oxidation for a long period of time.
chris on Oct 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Stark Bro???s does not knowingly grow or offer genetically engineered plants or trees. Almost all of our trees are hand-grafted onto superior rootstock, which is what gives them their desirable qualities (keeping ability, tree height, disease-resistance, browning resistance, etc.).
What is the sweetest tasting apple tree?
Bryse on Oct 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Bryson, Snowsweet apples are sweet with a slightly tart balance. Some of the sweetest apples are Honeycrisp, Gala and Fuji's.

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Is SnowSweet a cross between Fameuse and HoneyCrisp?
Carrie on May 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: According to the University of MInnesota, its parents are Sharon and Connell Red.

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Another great apple tree that survives in the 4A Zone. I can't be happier with the SnowSweet variety it's proven itself. I've also had apples off it already. We'll see how it compares to Liberty. Very similar in taste but not as melee. I took a bite out of one apple and left it on the counter and it didn't turn brown for quite a while. It'll make a great salad Apple.
May 26, 2019
over 2 years ago
Couldn't be happier so far
My tree arrived a day earlier than estimated as I was preparing the space for it and when planted it started to bud within about ten days. I was almost a little surprised at how fast it came to life after being fully dormant. Great little tree, thank you!
June 23, 2019
Snowsweet satsifaction!
My wife bought me two snowsweet for Fathers Day last year. I couldn't be more happy with their progress. Still too young for fruit but they've growing like weeds! A+
June 2, 2019
The SnowSweet seems to be doing very well in my garden. Still too young to product fruit.
May 25, 2019
over 2 years ago