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SundanceTM apple tree

Sundance is a high-quality late-season dessert apple, aimed at commercial growers and backyard orchardists. The flesh is very crisp and snaps cleanly, and the flavor is initially sharp and tangy, but sweetens and becomes more complex in storage.

As well as great flavor, Sundance has excellent disease-resistance.

Please note that Sundance is a trademarked and patented variety, and purchasers agree not to propagate or distribute the trees. In addition, customer address details may be made available to the licence holder if requested.

Sundance apple trees for sale

  • 1Small 1-year bare-root tree $29.00
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    G.11 rootstock
  • 2Medium 1-year bare-root tree $29.00
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    G.890 rootstock
  • 3Full-size 1-year bare-root tree $29.00
    Mature height: 16ft-24ft after 10 years
    P.18 rootstock

How to grow

Sundance is best grown in warmer zones because it needs a long growing period to produce the best flavors.

The apples will ripen over a period on the tree.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Historical details

Sundance was developed in the 1960s by the PRI co-operative of Purdue, Rutgers, and Illinois universities. It is widely-known by its research designation of "Co-op 29".

Sundance characteristics

  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesEating fresh
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • Flavor style (apples)Sharper
  • Fruit persistenceRipens over a period
  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Organic cultureSuitable
  • General resistanceGood
  • Cedar apple rustVery resistant
  • FireblightVery resistant
  • MildewSome resistance
  • ScabVery resistant
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colorGreen / Yellow
  • Fruit sizeLarge