Apple - Sunrise

Sunrise Apple

Malus domestica
One of the best early apples with a very long season.

Origin: Canada 1990

Pollination:  Sunrise is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Sunrise Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
M27 - Very dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
M9 - Dwarfing   2 years Cordon
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Bush
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Cordon
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Espalier (2 Tier)
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard
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MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard *Reduced Price*
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M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
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History and description of Sunrise

Sunrise apple was bred from a McIntosh Red x Golden Delicious at Summerland Research Station in British Columbia, Canada in 1990. It is a bright red well shaped conical fruit. The white flesh is juicy and crisp with a good balance of sweetness and acidity. It is one of the best flavoured early apples. Unlike most early apples Sunrise hangs well and keeps well on the tree. As a result it has a very long picking season which can last from mid August to the end of September. It also crops well. It does however have the disadvantage of being susceptible to scab and therefore less suited for wetter parts of the UK.

Main characteristics of Sunrise

Use Dessert
Colour Red
Flavour Tangy
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Late Aug
Season of use  Aug-Sep

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Scab: Slightly susceptible
Suitable for Northern Britain

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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