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Karmijn de Sonnaville Apple

Original price $59.99 - Original price $59.99
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$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. 

This variety is a triploid and is pollen sterile. It will not pollinize other varieties. Blooms midseason category 3. A vigorous grower and somewhat scab resistant, it has proven to thrive in our region. 

USDA Zone: 4-9

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

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: Late

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.

  • Is Golden Delicious a good pollinizer for this tree? Thank you.

    Yes, Golden Delicious will pollenize this tree.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Roy L.W.
Is it really like lime and kumquat?

Jacobsen's apple book calls the Karmijn a "seldom seen but universally adored" rarity, and as an acid charged "spherical margarita," so how could I resist. I'm a little worried that it "struggles" in a damp climate like that of western WA, but it's worth a try. As usual, my Raintree tree was in excellent condition.

Chas F.
Always perfect!

Shipping was extremely fast. My tree was packaged quite securely with plenty of moist shredded paper to protect the roots. The tree is very symmetrical and budding already. This is the third tree I have purchased from Raintree and couldn’t be more impressed with their quality and service.

jason l.
A fine apple!

I planted one of these in the early 90s from raintree like the rest of my trees. Before I made deer fencing the deer came and tore it to bits resulting in a tree that grew closer to the ground and spread out like a Dali espalier! Very healthy tree- I never spray except occasional dormant oil- very occasional. No problems with foliage and the fruit had no scabbing. Fairly large fruit size with a somewhat dense and crispy texture which gets a little smoother after storing for a while. Sweet and tart at the same time- very intense flavor. The tree bears alot of fruit. These bake well too. Im within a mile of the puget sound near tacoma- no problems growing this tree. I dont live at that property anymore but I have seen the tree- its still going strong of course.

eduardo i.

in the ground just before the rains!

Christine W.
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!