From the founding of Jamestown to the time of Washington and Jefferson, every plantation owner made cider, drank cider, and bragged about his cider.
KARMIJAN DE SONNAVILLE originated in the Netherlands, and is a cross of Cox's Orange Pippin and Jonathan. The round fruit, variable in shape, is a red-orange over a greenish-yellow background, with some russeting around the blossom end. The yellowish flesh is coarse, juicy and very acidic. Storage of this high-flavored dessert variety will reduce the acidity. Moderately vigorous, the tree is spreading and fairly productive, but it is subject to preharvest drop. Karmijan ripens in September.
- Early Fall - September
- Pollen Sterile