Karmijn de Sonnaville is a relatively unknown Cox-style apple, from the Netherlands. It has an excellent rich aromatic flavor, similar in many ways to Cox's Orange Pippin. If you are interested in the flavor of apples then it is definitely worth considering, and it grows well the northern states.
Like many Cox-style varieties, Karmijn de Sonnaville is a useful variety for juicing.
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Delivery discounts. Prices are for individual trees excluding delivery. There is no minimum quantity but it is cost effective to order in multiples of 4 trees.
Delivery period: Trees are delivered in March and April. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in a warm zone (e.g. Southern California, Alabama etc.) Fall delivery is possible. More details on our spring shipping schedule by state.
*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.
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Karmijn de Sonnaville is in flowering group 4. Karmijn de Sonnaville is a triploid variety and cannot pollinate other varieties. It needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. You can either plant a self-fertile variety (which will pollinate itself and the Karmijn de Sonnaville) or you can plant two pollination partners which must each be of different varieties and able to cross-pollinate each other as well as the Karmijn de Sonnaville. If you need further advice on this just get in touch.
Karmijn de Sonnaville seems to grow better in the continental climate of North America than it does in its native Europe.
Like Cox, disease resistance is not great, but the natural vigor of Karmijn de Sonnaville seems to help it keep going.
University of Wageningen, Netherlands, 1950s. A cross between Cox's Orange Pippin and either Belle de Boskoop or Jonathan.
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