A Kentish raised variety, 1918, believed to be a Cox’s seedling. Often regarded as an ideal replacement for Cox, as it is easier to grow but has similar taste. One of the most popular garden apples which is always worth growing.
Sunset apple tree – Season:
Pick from the tree mid October, stores well, into the New Year.
Sunset – appearance:
An attractive apple of no more than medium size, pale yellow background broadly flushed vermillion orange – sunset colours indeed.
Sunset apple trees – flavour:
Quite dense, crisp texture and a superb richly aromatic flavour that is almost beyond compare.
A dessert apple.
Cropping & Growth
A tree of medium vigour, generally trouble free and reliable.
Tree sizes for Sunset apple trees for sale
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermediate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.
Sunset Apple Trees - Pollination: Pollination group ‘B’ partner with any varieties in the same or adjacent groups. Here are somer suggested varieties:
Kidds Orange Red