The Karmijn de Sonnavile is a Cox Orange seedling from the Netherlands, in late 1940s. Tree is vigorous, spreading, prone to biennial bearing and not very productive. Rich, robust flavor with masses of sugar and acidity and crisp juicy flesh. Karmijn de Sonnaville is one of the strongest-flavored apples comparable to Ashmead's Kernel. Apples red or with red flush and larger than either parent.Fruit are prone to cracking and russeting which can be severe as harvest approaches. Despite these problems, its intense flavor and unusual appearance makes this one of the most beloved or reviled "cox" strains. Flowers are large and beautiful. Grows best in cooler summer areas. Consider Grimes Golden, Liberty and/or White Pearmain for pollination.
||Certified Organic: Our apple trees (exception noted) and few other select fruit trees and berries grown by Trees of Antiquity are USDA Organic, certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Our growing methods restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetic modification (GMO).
Growing Considerations for Karmijn de Sonnaville Netherlands 1949
USDA Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9
Bloom Period: Midseason
Harvest Period: Midseason
Storage: 3 Months or More
Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Fresh Eating
Origin Date: 1945 and beyond
Pollination Requirement: None/Sterile best plant with self-fertile apple
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Rootstock: MM 111 (Semi-dwarf)
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*; Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions
. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits