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Apple tree 'Sunset' | Malus domestica - M26 - Dwarfing - 140-150cm - 10lt

Apple tree 'Sunset' | Malus domestica - M26 - Dwarfing - 140-150cm - 10lt

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Sunset apple is a heavy-cropping garden apple with upright, compact habit and attractive pale pink flowers that bloom in March. They are followed by small, round to ovate, golden-yellow and green fruit with red and orange striping. A white to ivory flesh is crisp, firm and fine-grained, sometimes tinged with green. It has sweet, sharp, aromatic flavour. Sunset Apple was bred in approximately 1918 by G. C. Addy at Ightham, Kent. One of the parent varieties is Cox’s Orange Pippin Apple. Sunset Apple was meant to be similar to it, but easier to grow. It is very resilient, generally disease-free, cold and frost resistant, therefore, suitable for growing even in northern parts of Europe. Doesn’t need a pollinating partner because it is self-fertile. It is not commercially grown because of its small size. Sunset apples are crispy and juicy, great for eating or cooking. When cooked, they retain their shape.

M26 is a semi-dwarfing rootstock (smaller than MM106) used for apple trees, particularly in orchards and home gardens. It produces trees 10-12 feet in height, making them easier to manage and harvest. M26 ensures early fruit production, good anchorage, and medium vigor. However, it requires staking during early years and is moderately susceptible to fire blight.

  • Common Name

    Sunset Apple

  • Family

    Rosaceae

  • Type

    fruit tree

  • Pot Size

    10

  • Height (cm)

    150-160cm

  • Native To

    England

  • Flower

    pretty, pale pink

  • Foliage

    deciduous, oval, green

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

4–8m

Mature Width

4–8m

Shape / habit

bushy, upright, compact

Preferred Location

Orientation

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

neutral soil, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained, well-drained

Growing Period

Flower

March-April

Foliage

spring, summer, autumn

Fruit

September-October

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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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