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SweeTango Description

Complex Flavor

SweeTango® Minneiska Apples are juicy and sweet with hints of fall spices. This apple's flavor, balanced by vibrant acidity, dances to a long and satisfying finish on the palate. It also inherited the crisp texture of Honeycrisp and juiciness of Zestar!®.

Appealing Appearance

This blushed apple, with deep red coloration over a yellow breaking background, is as appealing to the eye as its flavor is to the palate.

Apples-SweeTango-Description-imageEarly Ripening Treat

Because this variety typically ripens in early September, growers, retailers, and consumers can enjoy SweeTango® Minneiska Apples while few premium apples are available.

Managed Availability

Minneiska is a "managed variety," a relatively new concept for U.S. growers that is more common abroad. An important advantage of "managed varieties" is they allow growers to maintain high quality standards related to optimum growing sites, climate, and production practices. This helps assure the growth of a consistently premium quality SweeTango® Minneiska Apple.

In 2009, a limited supply of SweeTango® Minneiska Apples became available to consumers in Minnesota, the Northwest, and New England. SweeTango® Minneiska Apples are expected to be available to consumers nationwide in 2011 or 2012.

Trees likely will not be available to the general public until the patent expires in 2026.

For more information, please visit the SweeTango® website.

SnowSweet® (Wildung cultivar), Zestar!® (Minnewashta cultivar) and SweeTango® (Minneiska cultivar) are registered trademarks of the University of Minnesota.