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SnowSweet® is becoming increasingly popular because of its delightful sweet taste, with a slight tart balance and rich overtones. Plus, it has a unique characteristic that consumers love. The fruit's snowy white flesh is very slow to oxidize and turn brown after cutting. SnowSweet® can be sliced for snacking or cut for salads well in advance and dishes maintain an appetizing appearance.

SnowSweet® is truly a late-season treat.



Savory Taste
Can an apple taste sweet and almost buttery? Yes. The SnowSweet® Apple is sweet with a slight tart balance and rich overtones. As one of our taste testers described it, "This apple has substance. It's satisfying." Great taste is definitely the best feature of SnowSweet®.

Long Lasting Snowy White Flesh
The second outstanding feature of SnowSweet® is its firm, snow white flesh. After being cut and exposed to air, a SnowSweet® Apple is slow to oxidize. You can slice samples ahead for display and offer eye appealing taste tests later. Consumers can prepare apples in advance for attractive snacks or salads.

Appetizing Appearance
The SnowSweet® Apple consistently produces oblate fruit that averages 3 inches in diameter. It's a late season apple that develops an eye catching 70-85% bronze-red blush over a green-yellow background.

Cold Hardy
SnowSweet® is a shining example of the University of Minnesota's expertise in the development of cold hardy varieties. U of M research scientists conducted controlled freezing tests and extensive field studies to assure that SnowSweet® trees will meet the challenges of northern apple-growing regions.

Quality Heritage
SnowSweet® is a hybrid between Sharon and Connell Red. It is the 24th variety introduced since our apple breeding efforts began in 1878. It joins a great family that includes Haralson, Fireside, Honeygold, Regent, and Sweet 16, plus Honeycrisp and Zestar!® Apples.

Growing Availability
SnowSweet® was introduced in early 2006. Licensed nurseries are propagating SnowSweet® trees for planting. If you are a grower, please remember supply is limited. You may want to place an order now for next year. Please contact a Licensed Nursery. If you are a consumer, you may have to wait to savor a SnowSweet® Apple, but it will be worth the wait. Be sure you savor the sweet success of SnowSweet®.


Flavor: Most Outstanding feature! Sweet with a slight tart balance and rich overtones
Texture: Fine. Firm to crisp
Features: Flesh is very slow to oxidize when exposed to air. High fruit quality and cold hardiness
Region: Zone 4a hardy, USDA Plant Hardiness Zone map. Appears comparable to Haralson and Honeycrisp. Grows best in northern U.S., Canada and areas with a relatively cooler climate
Growth Habit: Somewhat pendant (drooping) and open
Vigor: Moderate
Productivity: Annual
Bloom: Mid
Ripening Season: Late, approximately 2 weeks after Honeycrisp
Fruit Shape: Oblate (wider than tall)
Fruit Size: 2.8 to 3.1 inches (7.1-7.9 cm) Not many over-sized or small, unripe fruit
Color: 70-85% bronze-red blush
Fruit Adherence: Good
Scab Response: Average to above average resistance
Fire Blight Response: Above average resistance
Storage Life: 1-1/2 to 2 months in common storage (34-37°F)
Culinary Use: Excellent for fresh eating, snack trays, salads, sauces

SnowSweet® (Wildung variety) is a registered trademark of the University of Minnesota.