This Sunset apple tree is grown on miniature M27 stock. M27 is a rootstock that produces the smallest tree of all; maturing to around 180cm’s in height and width, this tree is ideal for a container or small garden, courtyard or allotment. It should be staked if in a windy or open position. Crops can exceed 20ibs per tree when established and this rootstock is quite precocious, often yielding the year following planting.
Sunset is 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 miniature 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.
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