The Suntan apple is a beautiful, medium orange-red apple flushed with gold and striped red. The flesh is crisp, cream-colored, juicy with an intense sweet-sharp flavor. Suntan apples are one of our favorite Cox Orange Pippin crosses. The Suntan apple tree is vigorous, spreading and a heavy cropper. The fruit stores well into Christmas. The Suntan apple breaks dormancy relatively late missing some early season frost. Consider Grimes Golden, Liberty and/or White Pearmain for pollination. Triploid. Please see below for further insight on our organic apple tree Suntan and discover additional consideration for selecting the appropriate fruit trees to buy for your home and small farm.
USDA Certified Organic
Considerations for Suntan Apple Tree
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Uses: Canning / Preserves, Cider, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating
Harvest Period: Late
Low Chill: Yes
Bloom Period: Late
Pollination Requirement: None/Sterile best plant with self-fertile apple
Origin Date: England 1956
Storage: 1-2 months
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *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. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: 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.