Karmijn de Sonnaville / M26 [SPRING]
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.
A vigorous grower and somewhat scab resistant, it has proven to thrive in our region.