They have rough yellowish-green skin flushed with orangey or brownish-red, with some russetting around the bottom.
Inside, they have off-white flesh that is crisp, juicy, aromatic, and somewhat coarse, with a very good strong apple flavour. The flavour is a good balance of sweet and tart, getting less tangy after some storage.
In the spring, the tree blossoms with large, ornamental flowers.
The fruit does best in moderate summer temperatures.
For fresh-eating and juice.
Karmijn de Sonnaville Apples were developed from a cross between Jonathan (or Belle de Boskoop) and Cox’s Orange Pippin apples, done in 1949 in Puiflijk and Altforst (near Nijmegen), the Netherlands. The cross was done by Piet de Sonnaville.