Very heavy regular cropper, superb aromatic flavour, crisp and juicy, golden-yellow with orange-red flush. A smaller apple than Cox’s but as it is much easier to grow is widely grown as a garden variety. Suitable for colder areas and is more resistant to frost.
Another advantage of Sunset is its ability to regularly produce a crop year in year out. Even if the fruit have not been thinned the previous year you will still end up with a large number of apples.
Many small gardens have room for only one apple tree and Sunset is fully self-fertile so has no problems with pollination when grown on its own. It also pollinates other apple trees very well. Apples are ready for harvest from late September to October