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Apple trees
Sunset

Sunset is a popular garden alternative to Cox, easier to grow, with a sweet aromatic flavour.
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Using


Apple trees
Sunset
Picking seasonLate
CroppingHeavy
Keeping2-3 weeks
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
Useful forEating fresh
Juice
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Growing


Apple trees
Sunset
Gardening skillBeginner
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
Flowering group3
Pollinating othersAverage
PloidyDiploid
VigourAverage vigour
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
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Problems


Apple trees
Sunset
Disease resistanceGood
CankerSome resistance
ScabSome resistance
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Climate


Apple trees
Sunset
Climate typeTemperate climates
Mild damp climates
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Frost resistance of blossomGood resistance
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Identification


Apple trees
Sunset
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1900 - 1949
Flower colourWhite
Fruit colourOrange flush
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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