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SunCrisp® Apple

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Add a golden touch to your fruit bowl. This apple’s color gives it a sunset-worthy appearance. Its heritage includes Cox’s Orange Pippin and Golden Delicious making the fruit sweet, rich and mildly aromatic. Vigorous tree produces good crops that keep well, allowing you to pluck a delicious snack out of the refrigerator up to 5 months after harvest. Introduced circa 1992. Cold-hardy. Ripens early to mid October. Best pollinators: September Wonder® Fuji or Starkrimson® Gala.


Bloom Color Pink, White
Bloom Time Mid - Late
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Ripens/Harvest Early To Mid October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet And Juicy
Texture Fine
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 8 - 10' tall x 8 - 10' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 8 - 10' apart to ensure room for growth.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apple trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I want dwarf and liked the reviews on taste and the plant parentage
JoAnne on Oct 4, 2019
I have a granny smith apple trees that needs a good pollinator buddy.
Chris B on Feb 28, 2019
I want dwarf and liked the reviews on taste and the plant parentage
JoAnne on Oct 4, 2019
I wanted a Blondee apple but I do not live in the growing zone recommended. I am hoping this is a similar taste compatible with my zone
Elaine B on Oct 1, 2019
I have a granny smith apple trees that needs a good pollinator buddy.
Chris B on Feb 28, 2019
I tried a suncrisp apple in the NC Mountains and it was the best apple I EVER had. I no longer like regular store bought apples.
Tinika L on Feb 22, 2019
The orchard in our area has these apples and they are my FAVORITE EVER! Now I can have them every year without having to travel!
Joe T on May 13, 2018
very flavorful late apple
BRIAN B on Mar 7, 2017
has cox orange pipin heritage, long storage potential.
WENDY H on Feb 2, 2017
First tried the SunCrisp apple this year at a local farmers market in Alabama. After the first bite my wife and I knew that this was going to be our apple of choice. Unfortunately he had a limited supply this year and I tried three weeks to get more and he sold out most times before the market even opened up and I was showing up an hour and half before the market opened. My wife and I like sweet with tart and crunchy apples, this fits the bill. so now I have my own.
Andrew S on Nov 2, 2016
It is a beautiful apple and people are drawn to sunny apples. It will be a good addition to my orchard and I believe people will buy the fruit.
Kirsten H on Apr 18, 2016
This is by far the best apple I have ever eaten. The fruit stays really well in the fridge and it has a sweet/tart flavor. I have not found it for sale anywhere around Traverse City so I have decided to grow my own.
Michelle T on Feb 28, 2016
Arkansas cooperative extension service recommendation for Arkansas.
Kevin M on Feb 17, 2016
I wanted a Blondee apple but I do not live in the growing zone recommended. I am hoping this is a similar taste compatible with my zone
Elaine B on Oct 1, 2019
I tried a suncrisp apple in the NC Mountains and it was the best apple I EVER had. I no longer like regular store bought apples.
Tinika L on Feb 22, 2019
Will this cross pollinate with Scarlet Crush?
Mandee on Oct 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Amanda, This is a great question. Both are mid season bloomers so they will indeed cross pollinate with each other. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Disease resistance ?
David B on Sep 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes SunCrisp Apple trees are disease resistant, due to parentage.
Will a Kindercrisp or Enterprise cross pollinate the Suncrisp?
Denielle C on Apr 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: KinderKrisp will not, but Enterprise will.
is this the same apple as the piney river gold?
Phillip P on Jan 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Cultivars are named so that they can be distinguished from one another, meaning that Piney River Gold is one variety and SunCrisp is a different variety.
Will this cross pollinate with a honey crisp or a crapapple tree?
Matt T on Jun 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Any white-blossom crabapple or Honeycrisp will serve as a good pollinator for SunCrisp.
I am very new to planting trees. I want to get an apple tree for my front yard. I see on the ordering sheet that it needs a cross pollinator. I can only plant one tree in my yard. Is there something else like a bush or shrub that I could plant in my yard that could work as a cross pollinator?
Danielle on Mar 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: In order to pollinate an apple tree, you need a different apple variety that has a similar blooming time. The good news is that there are some self-pollinating apple trees. You can see those here: //

Make sure that if you see something you like that it is suitable for your growing zone. If you don't know what your growing zone, you can go here to find out: //

And you can always come back here if you have any questions. That's what we're here for. :-)
I have a Pink Lady, a Red Rome, and a Granny Smith - will any of these pollinate the SunCrisp?
Joseph T on Jan 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: A Granny Smith will pollinate a SunCrisp, but the other two have different bloom times.
How large are the apples? Suncrisp?
TheWiz01 on Aug 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Much will depend upon how and where the tree is grown, but under average conditions and care, the apples should be between 2.5 and 3" across.

Customer Reviews

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Heavy bearing
I purchased this and another tree as a gift for my grandchildren. They had a few apples last fall and visiting there today I noticed we will need to restack the tree as a heavy crop is pulling it to one side. Has a high percentage of clean fruit with minimal spraying.
August 18, 2016
over 5 years ago
Sun Crisp Apple
Maybe my favorite of all the newer apples.
Late season, very crisp and flavorful, easy to grow.

Winterport, ME
May 15, 2016
over 6 years ago
No crop as of yet but growing well and looking good. My personal orchard has several Stark Bros. varieties, some that I've grown in past years and love the crisp sweet taste each affords. This is the 2nd year for the suncrisp so no apples yet. My family has used Stark Bros. trees since I was a toddler who is now an old goat.
June 19, 2017
over 4 years ago
Excelent company to deal with
I have dealt with several suppliers in the past and have found all to be willing to take my money. One sent me dead twigs and quickly went out of business, most others delivered stock that didn't survive and refused to replace anything I lost.
The Stark Bros. Difference has been a great experience for me not only have they delivered trees the size I ordered in healthy condition buy they have also replaced, and without question I might add, a number of trees the didn't survive the winter. If you're looking for a few trees or to start an orchid don't make the mistakes I made, go with Stark Bros.
May 3, 2019
over 2 years ago
SunCrisp your home orchard.
Planted this tree last year it leafed out fine grew about a foot.
This spring has leafed out fine,and is starting to grow.
Seem to be a good tree.
Check again in a couple years, I'll get back to you.

Happy in southern n y
May 3, 2019
over 2 years ago
Looks healthy
The apple tree looks happy ond year in. No complaints.
May 9, 2017
over 4 years ago
grew back great year 2!
Tree seems resilient and grew back great this year- easy to maintain and I definitely recommend!
June 1, 2017