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Sundowner Apple
(Semi-dwarf)

Item Number: FT309

$19.99

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Sold out for the season. Available again in December 2016.

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$19.99

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Sold out for the season. Available again in December 2016.

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Description

Semi-dwarf on M-111 rootstock.

  • Zones: 6-9
  • Chill hours: 200 - 300
  • Harvest: October 15 - November 10
  • Looks: Classically appealing crimson skin with a green undertone.
  • Personality: The medium-sized fruit has a very firm, crisp texture, and fine-grained flesh with superb flavor.
  • Facts of note: Sundowner is the lesser-known sibling of Pink Lady sometimes refered to as Cripps Red or Cripps II. This apple was developed in 1979 by the Western Australia Department of Agriculture. Sundowner® is a warm-climate apple that needs long hot summers to ripen, but it also has a low-chill requirement and will tolerate winters where temperatures are rarely below freezing. Sundowner® matures very late, after Pink Lady®. The moderately vigorous Sundowner® tree exhibits a spreading growth habit. Sundowner®; orchards are very productive and precocious so they require early, heavy thinning to size the fruit; A pollenizer is recommended for maximum productivity.
  • Pollination: Self-Fruitful.

Apples are generally late blooming. Need full sun, well-drained soil, and moderate fertility. Thin fruit to maximize quality and size. Susceptible to codling moth, apple scab, powdery mildew, and gophers. Generally cross-fertile, which means that the variety is not pollinated by itself, but by a different variety of the same fruit. Three or more varieties are best. Harvest 3rd year.

Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January. If you'd like us to split your shipments, please contact us at (800) 784-1722 or orderdesk@groworganic.com. Additional shipping charges will apply.

Features

  • Patented Variety
  • Self-fruitful
  • Suited to Warmer Climates

Characteristics

Chill Hours Needed 150-300 hours Fruit is Good For Fresh Eating
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant Tree Size Semi-dwarf
Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years Fruit Bearing Spur
Approximate Harvest Time Late Fall Planting Time Winter
USDA Zone 6 - 9
Chill Hours Needed 150-300 hours
Fruit is Good For Fresh Eating
Shipped As Bare Root, Dormant
Tree Size Semi-dwarf
Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years
Fruit Bearing Spur
Approximate Harvest Time Late Fall
Planting Time Winter
USDA Zone 6 - 9

Useful Information

Planting & Growing Guide

Videos & Articles

Videos

What You May Need

Shipping Information

Ship up to 10 Bare Root Trees for Only $25!* *Shipping offer only available to the lower 48 states. Nut & multi-graft trees count as 2 when calculating shipping. Offer applicable to bare root trees only. Ships via FedEx Home/Ground. Cannot ship to P.O. boxes. Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU. Cannot ship via USPS. Cannot ship via SmartPost. Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.

Shipping Weight: 6.00 lbs. Dimensions: 59"L x 11"W x 11"H

Guarantee

Limited Guarantee for Dormant Trees & Plants

Claim Deadline is June 1st (Claims placed after June 1st will be denied.) Please note: Our trees will come to you topped off at approximately 3 ft. in height to put the tree’s stored energy into root development vs. foliage production.

What We Guarantee
Our only guarantee is that your dormant tree/plant will arrive in good, viable condition and will leaf out by May 15th (historically 98% of our trees do). This guarantee is only available to customers who purchased their tree/plant directly from us.

What We Cannot Guarantee
We cannot guarantee that your tree/plant remains alive & healthy, or bears fruit, as there are too many variables beyond our control in order to do so (i.e. soil preparation, planting, fertilization, weed & pest control, adequate irrigation and/or drainage, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your zone, proper choice of pollinator, etc).

How to Request a Credit
If your tree/plant does not leaf out by May 15th, please contact us as soon as possible (but no later than June 1st) and we will issue you a credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of your tree/plant (excluding shipping).*

(*) We reserve the right to not issue credit for items already replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence of the condition of your tree/plant and/or a scratch test. The scratch test consists of checking for green under the bark a few inches over the graft (please watch our video titled Bare Root (Dormant) Warranty for more information on this simple procedure). If the scratch test reveals a brown cambium, the tree/plant is dead or dying.

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