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Sweet Sixteen Apple

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  • SKU
  • Option
  • Price
  • 12984
  • Standard 2-4' Tree
  • $37.99
  • 62537
  • Standard Deluxe
  • $45.99
  • 62541
  • Reachables® 2-4' Tree
  • $52.99
  • 62548
  • Reachables® Deluxe
  • $59.99

Sweet Sixteen Apple

One of the best for fresh-off-the-tree eating, Sweet Sixteen is super sweet with a richly complex flavor—similar to vanilla with just a hint of molasses and fine bourbon. A taste treat like no other! Extra hardy and long-lived even in harsh conditions. Ripens mid Sept.

Now available in Reachables size! A Reachables tree produces full-sized fruits, but on a smaller tree. That makes it easier to fit into your garden, orchard—or even a container. It's also easier to manage than full-sized trees. One person can prune, spray, net and harvest the tree—all while standing on the ground. Note: Because their full-sized fruits grow on smaller trees, Reachables require a tree support.

Why buy a Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. Quik-Cal Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties, a premium tree guard to protect the trunk from gnawing pests, mowers and weed trimmers, and a copy of Backyard Horticulture for Fun and Profit—How to Make $10,000 in Your Spare Time.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

Product Details
  • FormDeciduous, rounded.
  • LightFull Sun
  • HeightStandard: 22 feet. Reachables: 6-8 feet. Reachables tree heights will vary some based on location, soil, light, temperature, and other environmental factors.
  • SpreadStandard: 20 feet
  • SpacingStandard: 20-30 feet. Reachables: 6-10 feet.
  • Zones3 - 6 (-30° F.)
  • FoliageGreen foliage.
  • Flower FormWhite blossoms.
  • ColorWhite.
  • BloomsLate Spring
  • FruitMostly red, large, conical shaped and wonderfull complex vanilla flavor.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained, moist soil with good organic matter.
  • Growth RateMedium growth rate. 1 - 2 feet per year.
  • PruningPrune in late winter/early spring, while trees are still dormant. There are normally two goals when pruning an apple tree: 1. Initially, on young trees, to encourage a strong, solid framework. 2. On mature trees to maintain shape, maximize sun exposure and encourage fruit production. You will also want to remove any suckers coming from the rootstock. Unwanted shoots and suckers can be removed at any time. Also remove any crossed, crowded or inward-growing limbs in late winter or very early sprin
  • PollinatorPrairie Spy, Yellow Delicious, Honeycrisp.
  • CommentsRed striped, conical shaped fruit. Aromatic firm, crisp, cream colored flesh. Spreading with vigorous habit. Dependable bearer. Hardy to -50 degrees F.
  • YieldStandard: Approximately 5 - 10 bushels at maturity -- Reachables: 3/4 - 1 bushel
  • Botanical NameMalus domestica 'Sweet Sixteen'
  • DepthLocate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system. The graft should be about 2 inches above the soil surface.

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