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Sundance™ Apple on B.118 (Spring 2024)


A fully disease-resistant, late-season, yellow apple. Also known as Co-op 29.

This tree is perfect for organic growers or home gardeners. It is field immune to scab, moderately resistant to powdery mildew, highly resistant to cedar-apple rust, and highly resistant to fire blight. It has a very slight tendency to biennialism, which can be easily countered with thinning. Due to its long ripening season, we recommend growing in zones 5 and above. However, the low chill requirement (500 hours) will be an advantage to many growers.

Sundance™ is a pale yellow apple that wears a pretty pink blush and scattered russeting. The flesh is medium to coarse grained, cream colored, very firm, very crisp and breaking. The flavor is spicy, full, and rich, a sprightly sub-acid that mellows in refrigerated storage. Fruit ripens mid-late October in upstate NY. It will hang on the tree until overripe, and it retains texture and flavor for five months or more in refrigerated storage. This is also a great apple for baking and sauce.

Sundance is the result of a cross between Golden Delicious and 1050 NJ 1, through which it counts Winter Banana, McIntosh, Rome, and Malus floribunda (for disease resistance) as ancestors. This apple was released for testing in 1964.

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This tree is perfect for organic growers or home gardeners. It is field immune to scab, moderately resistant to powdery mildew, highly resistant to cedar-apple rust, and highly resistant to fire blight. It has a very slight tendency to biennialism, which can be easily countered with thinning. Due to its long ripening season, we recommend growing in zones 5 and above. However, the low chill requirement (500 hours) will be an advantage to many growers.

Sundance™ is a pale yellow apple that wears a pretty pink blush and scattered russeting. The flesh is medium to coarse grained, cream colored, very firm, very crisp and breaking. The flavor is spicy, full, and rich, a sprightly sub-acid that mellows in refrigerated storage. Fruit ripens mid-late October in upstate NY. It will hang on the tree until overripe, and it retains texture and flavor for five months or more in refrigerated storage. This is also a great apple for baking and sauce.

Sundance is the result of a cross between Golden Delicious and 1050 NJ 1, through which it counts Winter Banana, McIntosh, Rome, and Malus floribunda (for disease resistance) as ancestors. This apple was released for testing in 1964.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Disease-Resistant, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: cream

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Golden Delicious x 1050 NJ1
Origin: Indiana
Introduced in: 2004
Introduced by: Purdue, Rutgers, and Illinois Universities

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 500
Ripening date: Oct 27 (approximate, in New York State) + 42 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: B.118 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (90% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 24'
Good for wildlife planting? Y

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Very Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant
Apple Scab: Immune
Cedar-Apple Rust: Very Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (90% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Sundance™ Apple on B.118. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

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