Suntan apple tree


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Suntan apple tree
Suntan is a Ken-raised RHS Award of Garden merit variety with a superb, rich flavour.

It is a vigorous grower that suits all area's and produces good quality fruits withe xcellent storage qualities.

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Suntan is an EMRS Kentish raised Apple from 1956, it was awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit some years later and is a very good variety, especially on a dwarfing rootstock. Ideal for those who like Cox-type Apples, but a much better grower. Raised from Cox x Court Pendu Plat

Suntan apple tree – Season:

At it’s best November-February.

Suntan – appearance:

Dlattened-circular, medium sized, handsomely flushed and striped orange red over bright gold. Flesh dense and creamy coloured.

Suntan apple trees – flavour:

Robustly aromatic, sweet-sharp, often with hints of pineapple from Court Pendu Plat.


A dessert apple and for juicing.

Cropping & Growth

A vigorous heavy cropping tree, excels on M9 & M27 stock.

Suntan Apple Trees - Pollination: Suntan is a Triploid variety so should be planted with two other different varieties for pollination purposes. Here are some suggested varieties:



Red Pippin



Howgate Wonder

Arthur Turner


Tree sizes for Suntan 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.



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