Sweet Sixteen Apple Tree
Malus domestica ' Sweet Sixteen'
|Espoma Bio-Tone Plus Starter Plus||$14.95|
|15" Tree Staking kit by DeWitt||$14.95|
|Treegator Watering Bag||$27.95|
|Mature Height:||18 to 20 feet|
|Mature width:||12 to 15 feet|
|Classification:||Broad Leaved deciduous tree, Spring flowering|
|Habit:||spreading, umbrella shaped canopy.|
|Fruit Color:||Red and yellow|
|Pruning Season:||Late Winter|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirement:||Water well until established.|
|Uses:||One of the best apples for eating fresh or storing.|
Sweet Sixteen Apple Trees for Sale Online
Sweet Sixteen Apple Trees grow to about 8 to 15 feet tall. Bright white flowers appear in April and large, red/yellow apples with cream-colored flesh mature in mid-September. Great apple for storing.
Sweet Sixteen Apple Tree is a modern apple that is in high demand. Outstanding fresh-eating qualities make Sweet Sixteen Apple Trees are an American favorite. The fruit is sweet as honey very aromatic, and has an explosively juicy, crisp texture.
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Sweet Sixteen Apple Tree that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Sweet Sixteen Apple Tree to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Watering Sweet Sixteen Apple Tree: After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Sweet Sixteen Apple Tree a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Gator Bags are a good investment that will help minimize the watering chore.