KARMIJN DE SONNAVILLE
A very spritely, tart, but balanced sweet-flavored apple.
The flesh is dense and the coloration is similar to Esopus Spitzenburg. The flavor is intense, but wonderful if you like full flavored varieties. They are crisp, juicy, and aromatic. Karmijn de Sonnaville was developed in the Nederlands at Wageningen University in the 1950’s. One parent is Cox’s Orange Pippin and the other parent is unknown. Supposedly this heirloom variety stores well, but we’ve never had them long enough to find out! Picked in mid-October. We’ve only got a few of these unusual trees planted in a specialty heirloom orchard block, so the availability is limited. Come find us at a farmers market to get one of these unique apples.