Originating in Western Australia, Sundowner apples are very similar in taste, colour and texture to Pink Lady apples as it is also a cross between a Golden Delicious and Lady Williams.
The weather during growing periods determines the skin colour variation from greenish red to deep pinky red. Its most prominent feature is white markings called lenticels that occur naturally on the skin.
Sundowner apples are not overly firm, but are flavoursome in eating, with an excellent balance of sweetness. Sugar levels in Sundowner apples improve with storage, making them a sweet, flavoursome apple, perfect for baking.
HOW TO PICK
Choose fir apples free from insect bites. The flesh of the apple should not easily give way to finger pressure.
HOW TO STORE
Apples may ripen quickly at room temperature so store apples away from direct sunlight, preferably in the fridge to keep them crisp. Place them in a plastic bag to help keep them juicy and firm. If you prefer eating apples at room temperature, simply remove a few from the fridge each day. Don't store apples with pears or avocados as they produce a natural gas that speeds the ripening of those fruits.