The Sweet Sixteen has surprising notes of black licorice! Maturing in late September, this apple has a relatively uniform red blush on a yellow background. The fruit is large. The green-tinted, creamy flesh is sweet and crunchy. The tree is moderately vigorous, very erect and tends to produce biennially. Load control is therefore required. The tree is hardy and well-adapted to current winter conditions in Quebec. It is relatively scab-resistant. Shelf life is approximately three months.