TropicSweet™ ‘Fla. 90-3’

U.S. Patent PP9,708
Apple Variety

  • Fruit Size: Medium
  • Chill Requirement: 250 hours
  • Growth Habit: Round, Semi-Spreading
  • First Harvest: Around June 5 near Gainesville, FL; FDP: 105-110 days
  • Description: TropicSweet™ ‘Fla. 90-3’ apple trees are moderately vigorous with branch production amenable to different training systems in addition to good powdery mildew and fireblight resistance.  Fruit quality is good, with sugar levels typically around 14 to 15 brix, but low in acidity resulting in a delicious, sweet taste even in green fruit.  TropicSweet™ trees require a cross-pollinator, and are compatible with ‘Anna’ (unpatented) or ‘Dorsett Golden’ (unpatented).  TropicSweet™ is recommended for areas where ‘Anna’ is grown successfully (North central to central Florida has proven most reliable for ‘Anna’).


    License Availability: FFSP has non-exclusively licensed the following entities for the propagation of the Tropic Sweet™ ‘Fla. 90-3’ cultivar:

    Chestnut Hill Tree Farm, LLC

    Freedom Tree Farms, LLC

    Island Grove Ag. Products, Inc.
    Bert Sheffield
    24703 SE 193rd Ave
    Hawthorne, FL 32640
    Phone: (352) 274-3835

    Just Fruits & Exotics, Inc.

    RSI Growers

    Simpson Nurseries, L.A.A.