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Karmijn De Sonneville Apple on G.935 (Spring 2021)


An intensely flavored Cox's Orange Pippin offspring from the Netherlands. Also known as Karmine, Carmine, Sonneville.

This tree is vigorous and horizontally branching. It is a triploid and two pollenizers will be needed for full fertility. Karmijn is very susceptible to fireblight and scab, and somewhat susceptible to powdery mildew and canker.

With its orange-red burnished appearance and gold flecked russeting, this mid-sized apple is even more beautiful than its parent, Cox's Orange Pippin. The flesh is coarse and firm, and it is the most highly flavored of all the Cox's offspring. In UCSC Farm & Garden, Orin Martin writes: "The intensely flavored, rich, even sharp blend of sugars and acids will overwhelm the entry-level apple eater–they should be dispatched to look for a sugary sweet Fuji, leaving the Karmijn tasting to more sophisticated palettes ... The flavor mellows somewhat after about a month in storage." Some apple aficionados actually consider Karmijn to be superior to the beloved Cox's.

Karmijn was bred from a cross of Cox's and Jonathan in 1949 at the Wageningen Research Station by Piet de Sonnaville. It was released in 1971.

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This tree is vigorous and horizontally branching. It is a triploid and two pollenizers will be needed for full fertility. Karmijn is very susceptible to fireblight and scab, and somewhat susceptible to powdery mildew and canker.

With its orange-red burnished appearance and gold flecked russeting, this mid-sized apple is even more beautiful than its parent, Cox's Orange Pippin. The flesh is coarse and firm, and it is the most highly flavored of all the Cox's offspring. In UCSC Farm & Garden, Orin Martin writes: "The intensely flavored, rich, even sharp blend of sugars and acids will overwhelm the entry-level apple eater–they should be dispatched to look for a sugary sweet Fuji, leaving the Karmijn tasting to more sophisticated palettes ... The flavor mellows somewhat after about a month in storage." Some apple aficionados actually consider Karmijn to be superior to the beloved Cox's.

Karmijn was bred from a cross of Cox's and Jonathan in 1949 at the Wageningen Research Station by Piet de Sonnaville. It was released in 1971.

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The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: cream

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Cox's Orange Pippin x Jonathan
Origin: Netherlands
Introduced in: 1971
Introduced by: Piet de Sonnaville, Wageningen Research Station

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Sep 22 (approximate, in New York State) + 7 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.935 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Dwarf (40% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 12'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Very Susceptible
Powdery Mildew: Susceptible
Apple Scab: Very Susceptible
Perennial Canker: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Dwarf (40% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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