The apples are small to medium-sized.
Home gardeners like the profusion of blooms, but the tree needs thinning or the fruit will just end up the size of plums.
Not grown commercially because of the need for pruning, but good for home gardens.
Best used as a fresh-eating apple.
First grown from a Cox’s Orange Pippin seed by a Mr G.C. Addy in 1918 in Ighthamm, Kent, England. Introduced by him in association with a Mr William Rogers of Dartford, Kent. Named “Sunset” in 1933. The Royal Horticultural Association awarded the apple the Award of Merit in 1960, and a First Class Certificate in 1982.