Why you should be excited
Sundance is a U.S.-bred late-season apple that looks good, tastes good and keeps really well.
The story of Sundance
The co-operative efforts of Purdue, Rutgers and Illinois Universities in the United States have resulted in a prodigious number of very nice apple varieties being introduced over the past five decades or so, almost all of them highly disease-resistant.
The sixteenth variety on that list is Sundance, a pretty Golden Delicious-like apple that counts that sweet variety as one parent.
The other is an unnamed variety that has Winter Banana, McIntosh and Rome Beauty among its ancestors -- not bad heritage varieties to use as a starting point.
The tree is disease-resistant, the apple is attractive and tasty and the effort was clearly well worthwhile.
Bred in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA; 2005 introduction.
Flavour, aroma, texture
Crisp, fairly juicy flesh has little aroma but a spicy, citrus flavour.
This large greenish-yellow apple sometimes has an orange-red blush.
When they’re available
Very late season (usually in November).
Quality for fresh eating
Quality for cooking
Mainly used for fresh eating.
Excellent (up to 7 months when kept refrigerated).