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PlantFiles: Apple Sundowner
Malus Domestica 'Sundowner'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Species: Domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Sundowner

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Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Time:
Early season flowering
Mid season flowering

Pollination:
Diploid

Rootstock Vigor:
Unknown - Tell us

Bearing Habit:
Spur

Disease Resistance:
Resistant to Apple Scab
Resistant to Fireblight

Fruit Usage:
Dessert
Culinary

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive cavalrymedic On Mar 18, 2014, cavalrymedic from Newberry, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

From OrangePippin website
"Sundowner® is the lesser-known sibling of Pink Lady®. Pink Lady® and Sundowner® really are siblings - not only do they share the same parentage - Golden Delicious and Lady Williams - but they were developed at the same time by the same fruit breeder, John Cripps of Western Australia. Pink Lady® and Sundowner® are trademarks - the actual variety names are Cripps Pink and Cripps Red respectively.

Sundowner® is very much a warm-climate apple. That means it needs long hot summers to ripen, but it also has a low-chill requirement so it can tolerate winters where temperatures are rarely below freezing. (Apples originated in mountainous central Asia and need a period of very cold weather each winter as part of their annual growing cycle).

Sundowner® does not have the distinctive pink blush of Pink Lady®, being a more conventional "bi-coloured" red apple. The flavour is less delicate than Pink Lady®, and slightly more distinctive - in this respect it is probably the better apple.

Although primarily an apple for eating fresh, Sundowner® can be used in the kitchen - it keeps its shape when cooked"

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Newberry, Florida



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