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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Species: x domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Sundowner
Additional cultivar information:(PP8477, aka Cripps-Two)
Hybridized by Cripps
Registered or introduced: 1992
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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:

Patent expired

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Newberry, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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).
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