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:
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.