A Door County orchard this weekend expects to wrap up its first big season as the only Wisconsin grower of a hot new apple that's at the center of an apple war waged by more than two dozen Minnesota and Wisconsin growers against the university that developed it.The SweeTango, an early season apple expected to give... Read More
LAKE CITY — Dennis Courtier, owner of Pepin Heights Orchard in Lake City, is always looking for the next "dynamite" apple. He thinks he's found it in SweeTango.
Like Honeycrisp, its popular predecessor from the University of Minnesota's apple breeding program, SweeTango has a crisp texture. The flavor is a balance of sweet and tart.
The SweeTango is everything you could want from an apple. It has crunch and lots of juice. As the name suggests, it's sweet, with a hint of spice. Already fat and red by August, it's an early taste of fall.Fred Sandvick picks one off a young tree in his La Crescent orchard and tosses... Read More
Officials at the University of Minnesota and at Pepin Heights Orchards in Lake City, Minnesota, have filed a response to the lawsuit brought by Minnesota apple growers who claim they are unfairly denied the benefits that will come from the new apple, SweeTango.The lawsuit came over issues generated by the agreement between that land grant university and Pepin Heights. The university consigned... Read More
Last week, a group of apple growers in Minnesota filed a lawsuit against the University of Minnesota, alleging that an exclusive licensing agreement between the university and Pepin Heights Orchard for SweeTango is in violation of public policy, Minnesota Public Radio reports. “The exclusive license... Read More
More than a dozen Minnesota apple growers filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the University of Minnesota and a Lake City orchard over the latest breakthrough apple. SweeTango, a cross between the Honeycrisp and Zestar apples developed by the university, is sold directly to wholesalers... Read more
More than a dozen Minnesota and Wisconsin apple growers have filed a lawsuit against the University of Minnesota over a licensing agreement to sell the SweeTango apple. The University created the apple variety and introduced it to the public last year. It quickly became a huge hit at farmers markets.... Read more
St. Paul, Minn. — More than a dozen Minnesota and Wisconsin apple growers have filed a lawsuit against the University of Minnesota over a licensing agreement to sell the SweeTango apple. The university created the apple variety and introduced it to the public last year. It quickly.... Read more