|Botanical Name||Malus 'Sweet Sixteen'|
|Mature Height||15 Feet|
|Mature Width||5 Feet|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun|
|Hardiness Zone||Zones 3-9|
ℹ This apple is a favorite in many U-pick orchards. While Honeycrisp wins for texture, I would say that Sweet Sixteen is the most remarkable of the modern apples in terms of flavor. The apple is medium-large, blushed and striped rose-red, and speckled with pale lenticels. The flesh is crisp and distinctly yellow, almost golden. Although it has enough acid in it to be well balanced, attempts to describe the flavor of Sweet Sixteen almost always resort to comparisons from the candy aisle. Sweet Sixteen tastes like bubblegum and cherry Life Savers say some tasters. The sweetness is "showy," and needless to say, children love this apple. While it stores passably for about six weeks, Sweet Sixteen is best eaten fresh off the tree!