The skin is green covered with bronzey-red.
Inside, the apples have crispy, finely-textured, juicy, off-white flesh which is aromatic, with a nutty, complex flavour that is sweet, with balancing tartness. Some say they detect a hint of anise or tropical fruit in the taste. Others say it reminds them of cherry candy.
The tree is very cold-hardy, down to -50 F ( – 45 C.) It blooms late in the spring. It may need several years before it starts bearing fruit.
Good for fresh-eating.
Also pies, sauce, baking and salads.
Stores 6 weeks to 2 months.
Sweet Sixteen Apples were developed from a cross between Malinda and Northern Spy apples at the Minnesota Experiment Station (University of Minnesota) in 1973. Introduced in 1978.