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Fruit tree comparison - Sunset
Apple trees

Sunset

Sunset is a popular garden alternative to Cox, easier to grow, with a sweet aromatic flavour.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill? Suitable for beginners
Cropping Heavy
Fertility? Self-fertile
Flowering group? 3
Pollinating others? Average
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Average growth
Bearing regularity? Regular
Growth habit Upright-spreading
Fruit bearing? Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening

Using

Picking season? Late
Use / keeping? 2-3 weeks
Flavour quality? Good
Flavour style Aromatic

Looking after

Overall disease resistance? Good

Identification

Country of origin United Kingdom
Period of origin 1900 - 1949
Fruit colour Orange flush
Blossom colour White
Leaf colour Green