These delicious and crunchy apples are very similar to their cold climate cousins however they only require a low chill. Ideal for growing an apple tree in warmer climates, these unique varieties don't require frost to initiate budding.
While these apple trees can reach up to 8m in the ideal conditions, if left to their own defenses. However they are better managed to a height (approx 3-4m) and shape to encourage best fruiting performance and easy harvest and maintenance.
Plant Information or Specifications
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
No Leaves (Deciduous)
December, , February, March, April
Question & Answer
Good Morning, What are the best low chill apples for this area? I have one low chill that produces fruit from Oct â€“ Dec and was looking for another variety that fruits in autumn. Thanks Kath From: LAWRENCE NSW
Hi Kath, Apples require two different varieties for cross-pollination. It is interesting you are getting fruit from just one plant. You'd need another low-chill apple that flowers at the same time, Oct to Dec is the time for subtropical apples. Autumn apples are the high chill varieties. See #CategoryApple1370 for our three varieties of sub tropical apples.
Customer Comments on Apple Tree
Hi have one Sundowner tree bearing very well up here in Maleny I'd like to buy more- can you tell me where to Buy from - thanks n Cheers kevin | Kevin Borich - Maleny, QLD 24-Apr-2009
Apple - Dwarf Dorsett Golden
Today in Redcliffe Qld, Sat 14/11/09, have tasted the first fruit from Dorsett Golden. Planted last year. Bearing well. Sweet, juicy, crisp smallish apple. Have kept up regular light fertilizing and watering. Still learning about organic spraying. | Debbie Presley - Redcliffe, QLD 14-Nov-2009
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For further information:
Information on winter chilling - for low chill apples