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Karmijn de Sonnaville Apple

Original price $59.99 - Original price $59.99
Original price
$59.99 - $59.99
Current price $59.99

Malus domestica 'Karmijn de Sonnaville'

This intensely flavored red-russetted apple from Holland measures the highest in both sugars and acids. A triploid cross of Cox's Orange and Jonathan, it is the favorite of many; however, it is so highly flavored and aromatic, that it overwhelms some tastes when just off the tree. Put this excellent winter keeper in a box when it ripens in mid-October and wait about a month for the complex, mellow flavors to start shining through. A vigorous grower and somewhat scab resistant, it has proven to thrive in our region. 

This variety is a triploid and is pollen sterile. It will not pollinize other varieties.


USDA Zone: 4-9

Grow Height: 6' (Mini Dwarf), 11' (Dwarf)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: October

Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer

Mini-Dwarf Rootstock: EMLA 27

Dwarf Rootstock: M26

Read our Apple Growing Guide

Size: Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • is Karmijn de Sonnaville a tip bearing apple?

    No, it is a spur bearing triploid apple.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
No Maintenance

Maybe I'm ignoring issues but I have had this tree for almost 20 years. I have never sprayed it and only prune it when the branches hang out too far over my driveway. It is an abundant producer of great looking apples. I eat them fresh, store some, and make cider from the rest. This is not a bland apple and I like that!

Nancy S.
Depends on your taste and flavor preferences

I love it; my husband not so much. But I haven t found any issues with needing lots of maintenance, water, diseases, splitting. Seems trouble-free, to me, over the maybe 10 years I ve had it. Grown on Whidbey Island, Island County, Washington state. We were introduced to this apple at the Washington Sate University Research Station at Mount Vernon.

Jeff A.

I planted this apple tree ~ 20 years ago the flavor & texture of this apple is my favorite.

Jim S.
High Maintenance

I ve had this tree for 19 years and find it to be a high maintenance variety.
Very susceptible to most common troubles requiring a very tight spray regiment.
Tends to overhear requiring aggressive thinning to prevent limb damage and inconsistent crops.
Consistent watering is beneficial in the dry times or fruit will split.
Absolutely the best for sweet and hard Cider, too intense for eating out of hand.