Sweet Sixteen


Crisp and juicy with an exotic yellow flesh and a very sweet, unusual sugar cane or spicy cherry candy flavor. The fruit stores for 5 to 8 weeks. Tree is very vigorous and fruit may be subject to premature drops. Ripens mid- to late September.

Origin: University of Minnesota, released 1977
Parentage: MN 447 x Northern Spy
Size & Color: Toward large with two-tone red striping overall
Flesh & Flavor: Crisp and juicy; spectacularly sweet!
Uses: Eating
Keeping: About two months, maybe less
Comments: Actually gets over-sweet and gains licorice (anise) flavor