Snowsweet® Apple Tree

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Perfect for Fruit Salad Snowsweet® Apple Tree!

  • Beautiful Red Fruit With Bronzy Red Blush
  • Sweet with a Slight Tart Balance & Rich Overtones
  • Creamy White Flesh
  • Bred to Resist Browning After Cutting
  • Wonderful Foliage & Drooping Form
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Very Cold Hardy
  • Late Season Harvest
  • Gorgeous Fragrant Pink Buds Burst into White Blooms
  • 800-1000 Chill Hours
  • Yellow Fall Color
  • Fantastic Fruit Salads, Fresh Eating & Sauces
  • Ornamental & Specimen Plant

Fruit salad, the staple of brunches everywhere, has always had a dark side. You know what we're talking about - after hours of cutting up fresh fruit into perfectly sized chunks to make the salad look great, especially if you're feeding a big group.

Then, after all that hard work you unwrap your masterpiece on the buffet table, only to see the apples have already started to brown! Nothing makes a fresh-fruit salad look as unappetizing as browning apples in the mix.

Now we have Snowsweet® Apple Tree (Malus 'Wildung') to the rescue! This relative newcomer to the orchard scene, introduced in 2006 at the University of Minnesota, was developed to have snow-white flesh that stays crisp and the flesh is slow to oxidize when exposed to air (turning brown) long after you slice it.

The beautiful fruit is that classic apple-red and features a bronze-red blush and overtones, so they look as appetizing as they taste. The creamy-white flesh has a sweet-tart balanced flavor with rich overtones. It's even described as buttery!

The sweet fruit ripens in September, just in time for your fall recipes! These apples even store for a long time, up to 2 months or more!

How to Use Snowsweet® Apple Tree In The Landscape

This tree is as beautiful as the fruit it bears. Very open but with a slight 'droop' that lends a very romantic look to the home landscape.

The size is perfect front and center as specimen plants and focal points! The spring bloom is enough to make lovely rows along your driveway and property curb appeal boosting power.

Small orchards and urban gardens have room for these fantastic ornamentals. Perfect for dual-purpose, edible landscaping and garden decor!

For low shade and privacy, strategically place a few around the patio and seating areas for lovely fragrance, bloom display and shade.

#ProPlantTips For Care

Requiring full sun, especially morning sun to dry the leaves of dew, Apple trees have the best yields when placed in 8 hours of sun a day or more!

Best in organically rich, well-drained soil that is fertile. Regular watering also provides the largest crops, so protect your investment with consistent access to moisture and a layer of mulch to retain moisture and insulate the root system.

This is a great Northern Apple tree where it survives harsh winters without a problem and hardy zones 4 through 7.

Featuring average resistance to scab and fire blight, these are very adaptable fruit trees!

For best yields, you'll want to pick another early or mid-season variety like Empire or Red Delicious to plant with it as a pollinator.

No more waiting until you get to the party to slice up the apples at the last minute!

For fantastic appetizers and sauces, don't be embarrassed at the brunch buffet table again! Order brown-resistant Snowsweet® Apple Tree from Nature Hills today!

Snowsweet® Apple Tree Frequently Asked Questions

When to Plant Snowsweet® Apple Trees

Planting Bareroot trees as soon as you can dig a hole in spring and until hot weather, the earlier the better. Plant container Apple trees throughout the growing season with complete success - that is the benefit of container plants - to extend the planting season. Your County Agricultural Extension Office is a great resource for first and last frost dates in your area.

How to Plant Snowsweet® Apple Trees

Dig a large hole only as deep as needed to accommodate the bareroot or container root ball, and twice as wide. Add Nature Hills Root Booster to speed root establishment. Remove the pot or bag and situate it into the hole so the top of the soil (soil line if bareroot), is level with the new location's soil being careful not to plant too deep. Water in again very well and backfill with the same soil you dug up, tamping down gently to ensure there are no air pockets.

Top off with a 3-4 inch thick layer of Arborist mulch. Consider staking your tree to keep its trunk growing straight for the first year to ensure it stands tall against strong winds and drifting snow.

When to Prune Snowsweet® Apple Trees

Trim off any broken branches from delivery as soon as you take them out of the box. Prune and trim apple trees while dormant, in late winter or early spring, before you see new growth.

How to Prune Snowsweet® Apple Trees

Dormant prune to:

  • Remove any double leaders or narrow crotch angles
  • Eliminate any crossing branches
  • Thin interior branching and leave the fruiting spurs and strong branches in place opening up the canopy
  • Branching at least 24-36 inches above the ground

Prune Apple trees in the summer to:

  • Control size and shape by reducing the length of longer new growth on vigorous trees
  • Remove water sprouts on the main trunk or older branches in the crown
  • Remove suckers at the base of the trunk
  • Thin fruit during heavy years on established trees

How to Care for Snowsweet® Apple Trees

Growing an apple tree is easy when proper soil, good drainage, attention to moisture, and regular fertility are maintained. Once you've chosen an apple tree that works for your climate, in the size you need for your landscape, and its pollinator (if needed), then you've accomplished half the battle!

  • Apple trees do best in full sun and well-drained soil
  • Water your apple trees when it gets dry - especially during the fruit production stage, and drought periods to keep it stress-free
  • Use arborists' wood chips to mulch over the roots of your apples and have your soil tested to see what your soil may be lacking before adding fertilizers
  • Maintenance pruning and shaping

Apple trees will tolerate a wide range of soils, so long as water and nutrients are not limited and the pH level is adequate.

How to Fertilize Snowsweet® Apple Trees

For the first year, water alone is most important. It is always best to get a soil test to see what your soil is lacking before adding more fertilizers. Once established, a fertilizer routine may be beneficial. We do offer some excellent slow-release organic options, applied according to the package directions.

Fruit trees need more phosphate and it's possible to apply too much nitrogen which affects the soil's pH. Test soil acidity or alkalinity using a pH Tester.

Fertilize in spring when you first see new growth emerging.

  • Don't overdo it
  • Phosphates are your friends
  • Pay attention to pH in areas with extremely high or low soil pH
  • Follow the directions

Snowsweet® Apple Tree Pollinating Info

Snowsweet® is not self-fruiting and needs a pollinating partner. Pair with one of these varieties:

Harvest Times for Snowsweet® Apple Trees

Snowsweet®'s are typically ready to harvest in late August through early September.

Early-Season? Mid-Season? Late-Season? The terminology can be confusing for new apple tree growers. Weather, climate and your tree determine when it's ripe.

For Apples:

  • Early-season is usually June-July
  • Mid-season can be August-September
  • Late-season can be from late September-November

The growing season consists of spring, summer, and fall, and varies with climate and weather. Areas with longer growing seasons in the warmer hardiness zones can greatly affect the harvest times for each particular apple variety grown in your area. Learn which growing zone you are in.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Snowsweet® Apple Tree for sale here at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Snowsweet® Apple Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Malus domestica 'Wildung'
Type Deciduous
Rootstock Malus EMLA 7
Mature Height 15 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 12 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3-5 Years
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes