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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
CroppingHeavy
Fertility?Self-fertile
Flowering group?3
Pollinating others?Average
Ploidy?Diploid
Vigour?Average growth
Bearing regularity?Regular
Growth habitUpright-spreading
Fruit bearing?Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence?Normal ripening

Using

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

Looking after

Overall disease resistance?Good

Identification

Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1900 - 1949
Fruit colourOrange flush
Blossom colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen