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Sunrise apple tree

Malus domestica 'Sunrise'

Sunrise is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Early
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 2

Although the name might suggest Sunrise is an early-season apple, it is probably better considered a mid-season variety. It is more likely named after the striped / flushed red coloration reminscent of a fall sunrise.

The flesh tends towards the softer end of the spectrum, and has a pleasant sweet aromatic flavor for eating fresh.

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  • Semi-dwarf 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    Semi-dwarf rootstock


Sunrise was developed at the famous Summerland Research Station.

Sunrise characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Picking seasonEarlyMid
  • UsesEating freshJuice - Produces a well-balanced sweet/sharp juice
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week - Must be kept in the fridge.
  • General resistanceAverage
  • Cedar apple rustSome susceptibility
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Country of originCanada
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colorOrange / Red

Similar varieties

  • See also Northern Spy
    Northern Spy
    Northern Spy is a popular late-season American heirloom apple variety which stores well.