Known as MN 447, Frostbite™ is an older cultivar that has been used as a parent in breeding apples at the University since the 1920s. Its fruit is small to medium in size, but is very firm, crisp and juicy. It is extremely hardy to USDA Zone 3b (-30 to -35°F). Its small size and unique flavor make it an excellent cider apple.
- Species: Malus domestica ‘Frostbite’
- Parentage: Unknown
- Introduction: 2008
- Bloom Date: Mid-season
- Ripening Date: Late September to mid-October
- Zone: 3-7