The Karmijn de Sonnaville apple tree is a Cox Orange Pippin seedling from the Netherlands in late 1940s. The Karmijin de Sonnaville is vigorous, spreading, prone to biennial bearing and not very productive. The fruit has 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. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Karmijin de Sonnaville apple trees for sale.
Pollination Requirement: None/Sterile best plant with self-fertile apple
Origin Date: Netherlands 1949
Disease resistance: Good
Storage: 1 month
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.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped: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.