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Sundowner® Apple on G.210 (Spring 2022)


An excellent warm-climate apple with a very low chill requirement. Also known as Cripps Red.

Sundowner® is an outstanding tree for southern growers: it is vigorous, spreading, precocious, reliably annual, and it has a low chill requirement of 200-300 hours. This tree loves long, hot summers. It comes from Australia!

The apple is blushed red over yellow-green with white flesh. It is crispy and tangy, with well balanced sugar (Brix 12.5-15) and acid. Ripening late in the season, Sundowner® will store for up to six months, and it also makes a great baking apple.

Sundowner® was created by John Cripps, the same Australian breeder that brought us Pink Lady®. In fact, Sundowner® and Pink Lady® are true siblings, having exactly the same parents: Golden Delicious and Lady Williams. As is also the case with Pink Lady®, Sundowner® is a trademark name only. The variety itself actually has the more prosaic name of Cripps Red. In Europe this apple is marketed as Joya.

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Sundowner® is an outstanding tree for southern growers: it is vigorous, spreading, precocious, reliably annual, and it has a low chill requirement of 200-300 hours. This tree loves long, hot summers. It comes from Australia!

The apple is blushed red over yellow-green with white flesh. It is crispy and tangy, with well balanced sugar (Brix 12.5-15) and acid. Ripening late in the season, Sundowner® will store for up to six months, and it also makes a great baking apple.

Sundowner® was created by John Cripps, the same Australian breeder that brought us Pink Lady®. In fact, Sundowner® and Pink Lady® are true siblings, having exactly the same parents: Golden Delicious and Lady Williams. As is also the case with Pink Lady®, Sundowner® is a trademark name only. The variety itself actually has the more prosaic name of Cripps Red. In Europe this apple is marketed as Joya.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: 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: red
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Golden Delicious x Lady Williams
Origin: Western Australia
Introduced in: 1979
Introduced by: John Cripps

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 6 - 8
Chill hours: 300
Ripening date: Nov 10 (approximate, in New York State) + 56 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.210 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Dwarf (40% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 12'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Sundowner® Apple on G.210 does not have any diseases or pests associated with it at this time.

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Dwarf (40% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Sundowner® Apple on G.210. 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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