Apples - Sundowner (Not Available)
Originating in Western Australia, Sundowners are an excellent late season eater. They’re harvested in May and become sweeter as the season develops. The Sundowner is a perfect baking apple, and it’s also delicious when eaten fresh!
How do we make sure we provide top quality Sundowner apples?
The Sundowner should ideally be bi-coloured apple, with exact colour depending on sunlight exposure. It should have a crisp, juicy sweet flavour.
We make sure that the Sundowner apples we choose for your box are firm with a smooth, clear skin. We avoid Sundowners with soft or dark spots. We test the integrity of the Sundowner by holding the apple in the palm of our hand and feeling that the apple is solid and heavy (avoiding apples that are soft and light). We avoid Sundowners that wrinkle when a thumb is gently run across the skin (this is an indicator that it has been in storage for too long, or has not properly stored). We also check for “russeting” – a rough, browning condition usually found at the stem end of the apple.
Where do we source our Sundowner apples?
Sundowner apples are grown in all six Australian states. We try to source locally grown apples (from around the Bacchus Marsh region), and if local supply is low, we source from other Victorian locations such as the Goul burn Valley, Harcourt, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Gippsland.
What is the best way to keep Sundowner apples?
Apples are best stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator and kept away from strong odour food to prevent flavour absorption.
Sundowner apple nutritional information
Apples are low in kilojoules and contain plenty of vitamin C, fibre (pectin) and potassium. Many of the important nutrients and phytochemicals such as ellagic acid and quercetin are contained in the apples skin.
Sundowner apple seasonal information
Sundowner apples are usually available from mid May to February.
Sundowner apple serving tips and suggestions
The Sundowner is a perfect baking apple, and it’s also delicious when eaten fresh.