Sundance is a fully disease resistant fresh eating apple, and the result of a cross between Golden Delicious and 1050 NJ 1, through which it counts Winter Banana, McIntosh and Rome as ancestors. This apple was first released for testing in 1990, and full sale in 2004.
The flesh is medium to coarse grained, cream colored, very firm, very crisp and breaking flesh. The flavor is spicy, full, rich, moderately to sprightly sub-acid that mellows in refrigerated storage. Retains flesh texture and quality for five months or more in refrigerated storage.
The apple ripens two and one-half weeks after Delicious, around late October in upstate NY. Fruit will hang on the tree until over ripe, and is moderate to heavy cropping. Field immune to apple scab; moderately resistant to powdery mildew; highly resistant to cedar-apple rust; highly resistant to fire blight. Due to long ripening season planting only recommended Zone 5 and south.
SUNDANCE (PP13819 TRADEMARK REGISTERED BY PURDUE UNIVERSITY) IS A PATENTED VARIETY AND ANY / ALL SUBSEQUENT PROPAGATION IS RESTRICTED. UPON PURCHASE THE BUYER AGREES NOT TO RESELL, GIVE AWAY OR OTHERWISE DISTRIBUTE TREES OR PROPAGATION MATERIAL TO ANY THIRD PARTY. A royalty of $1.75 is added to the base price of this tree.