SnowSweet®, Honeycrisp, and Zestar!® Apple Trees are varieties developed by the University of Minnesota. SnowSweet® is protected by United States Plant Patents or Plant Variety Rights in other countries. Propagation of trees of this variety without a license is prohibited, even if you want to propagate or topwork only one tree. Honeycrisp (aka Honeycrunch® outside North America) and Zestar!® are no longer under patent protection in the U.S. but a license in Canada and outside North America is still required to propagate trees of these varieties. A list of licensed nurseries for all of these varieties can be found below.
- If you are interested in obtaining a license to grow SnowSweet®, Honeycrisp, or Zestar!® please contact the Technology Commercialization team 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.