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A handsome late dessert apple, rich, sweet, with plenty of pineapple-like acidity and very aromatic.
Origin: Kent UK, 1956
Pollination: Suntan is a self-sterile triploid and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.
History and description of Suntan
Suntan apple was raised in 1956 by H M Tydeman at East Malling Research Station,
Kent, UK from a Cox's Orange Pippin x Court Pendu Plat. Received the
R H S Award of Merit in 1980 and the Award of Garden Merit in 1993.
It is medium/large sized apple with a regular flat-round shape. It has an attractive autumnal
colour: Flushed bright orange red on golden yellow with short, broken dark red stripes and russet
patches. Deep cream flesh, rich and sweet, very aromatic and with lots of
pineapple-like acidity. May be rather sharp when first picked and is best
stored eaten in December or later.
A spreading triploid tree of great vigour. Good cropper but prone to canker
and bitter pit.