Karmijn de Sonnaville apple trees

Karmijn de Sonnaville
  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Uses: Juice
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 4

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.

Karmijn de Sonnaville apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year Karmijn de Sonnaville apple trees bare-root
G.16 rootstock
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00

*Find out more about the apple rootstocks we use to control the mature height.


How to grow

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.

Historical details

University of Wageningen, Netherlands, 1950s. A cross between Cox's Orange Pippin and either Belle de Boskoop or Jonathan.

Karmijn de Sonnaville characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Eating fresh Juice
  • Cropping: Good
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style (apples): Aromatic
  • Discoloring: No discolor (Good for drying)
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 4
  • Pollinating others: Poor
  • Ploidy: Triploid
  • Vigour: Vigorous
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Problems

  • Disease resistance: Average
  • Scab: Very susceptible

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (5) -20F / -29C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: Netherlands
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush