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Sunrise apple tree

Malus domestica 'Sunrise'

  • Picking season: Mid
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
Sunrise is a bright red-flushed English apple with a soft flesh and sweet flavor.

Sunrise apple trees for the northern states for sale

  • Medium 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    G.214 rootstock
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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.


Sunrise was raised at Welford Park in England at the end of the 19th century. Despite the old world origin it is thought to be a seedling of Northern Spy.

Sunrise characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds
  • Picking seasonMid
  • UsesEating fresh
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Flavor style (apples)SweeterAromaticPear drop
  • General resistanceAverage
  • Summer maximum temperaturesWarm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Flesh colourWhite
  • Fruit colorOrange / RedRedRed striped
  • Fruit sizeAverage

Similar varieties

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