Sunburst is a new apple variety, developed in the UK. It features a bright orange-flushed skin, and a pale pink marbled flesh.
The parentage is originally Gala and Falstaff, and the apples have a close resemblance to the latter.
The pink flesh is the result of anthocyanin pigments, probably from the introduction of a pink-fleshed variety in the initial development. The flavor of many pink-fleshed varieties can be disappointing, but getting the flavor right was one of the main aims of the development team for Sunburst.
The variety has been promoted by UK supermarket chain Waitrose in time for Halloween - not surprising, given its pumpkin-like colors.
The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.
Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.
We don't have any registered trees for this variety yet.
No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.
©2022 Orange Pippin Ltd. All rights reserved.
You may not reproduce any of the content of this website without our express permission.
We do not accept any liability for loss or damage incurred as a result of any errors in the content of this website.