Juicy and Sweet with Fall Spices

The SweeTango® brand Minneiska cultivar apple is the successor to the popular Honeycrisp apple variety, and was first introduced to the marketplace in 2009. SweeTango is part Honeycrisp, part Zestar, and was developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota in 2000. SweeTango has larger cells than many apples, so it shatters when bitten, making for a great crunch and eating experience.

SweeTango apples are brought to market by NextBigThing, a grower’s cooperative that Stemilt is a member of. Because the variety is managed, only the highest-quality apples go to market as SweeTango. Stemilt has the rights to grow and market SweeTango apples in the western United States.

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Exterior: A blush apple with deep red coloration over a yellow-breaking background

Interior: Creamy white

Experience: Juicy and sweet, with hints of fall spices and vibrant acidity. Crisp and snappy like Honeycrisp apples.

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SweeTango apples are available under the Stemilt label, while organic SweeTango apples can be found under our Artisan OrganicsTM label.

When can I find SweeTango® ?

SweeTango apples are available from late August through November. Stemilt’s SweeTangos go to stores in the western U.S., but the apple is available nationwide and in Canada.

Fun Facts

  • Minneiska is the cultivar name for SweeTango apples.
  • The trademark name SweeTango was given to the apple because of its equally sweet and tangy flavor.
  • Honeycrisp is the mother of SweeTango, while Zestar is the father. The father apple acts as a pollinator when researchers cross the pollen of the two apples.
  • SweeTango is a social apple. Like them on Facebook and follow the apple on Twitter.
  • Learn more at SweeTango.com.
There's An Apple for That

There’s an Apple for That

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Find out which variety will work best for your next recipe or food pairing at our guide, There’s An Apple for That.