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Sunset Sport

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A more highly coloured sport of Sunset. Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1963 from Loughgall Horticultural Centre, Armagh, Northern Ireland. 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

Accession No.
1963 - 104

  

Accession name
Sunset sport
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
13th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Flat 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
absent 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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