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Sunset

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in about 1918 by G.C.Addy at Ightham, Kent. Named in 1933. It received an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1960. Fruits have firm crisp, fine-textured flesh with a good aromatic Cox-like flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Cox's Orange Pippin x Unknown
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
medium 2
Ribbing
very weak 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1979 - 190

  

Accession name
Sunset (LA 74A)
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
16th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register