Apple Trees

SnowSweet®, Honeycrisp, and Zestar!® Apple Trees are varieties developed by the University of Minnesota. SnowSweet® and Zestar!® are protected by United States Plant Patents or Plant Variety Rights in other countries. Propagation of these trees without a license is prohibited, even if you want to propagate or topwork only one tree. Honeycrisp (aka Honeycrunch® outside North America) is no longer under patent protection in the U.S.  but licensed nurseries in Canada and outside North America can be found below. 

  • If you are interested in obtaining a license to grow SnowSweet®, Honeycrisp, or Zestar!® please contact Office for Technology Commercialization via our licensing page.
  • If you are an orchardist that would like to place a large quantity order, please contact one of the Licensed Wholesale Nurseries listed below.
  • If you are a gardener or consumer looking for a small quantity of apple trees, please contact one of the listed Licensed Retail Nurseries, your favorite local garden center, or check the U of M Plant Information Database for a list of retail nurseries carrying the specific variety.

SnowSweet® (Wildung variety), Honeycrunch®, and Zestar!® (Minnewashta variety) are registered trademarks of the University of Minnesota.