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Product - Apples

Sunrise apples are very crisp and juicy. Appearance is bright and an attractive red colour. Excellent for desserts. The Sunrise is equivalent in size to Golden Delicious.

‘Sunrise’ was developed at the Summerland Research Station Apple Breeding Program. Its parents are McIntosh and Golden Delicious X PCF-3-120. This cultivar is not patented. 

Harvest Date & Storage:
Sunrise is a multiple pick cultivar. At least three picks are recommended in order to harvest the fruit at optimum maturity and colour development. In Simcoe, it matures two to three weeks before Gala (17 Aug in in 1999). ‘Sunrise’ storage potential is limited to about 3 weeks after harvest with a very short shelf life.

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Squash, Cider and Apple Soup
2 T. butter
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 cups peeled and diced butternut squash
2 large Sunrise apples, peeled cored and chopped
3 c. low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1/4 t. salt
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 c. Sunrise apple cider
2 T. brown sugar
1/4 t. gound cinnamon
1/8 t. ground cloves
Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onion, cover and cook 10 minutes. Add squash, apples, broth, salt and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer; covered until squash and apples are soft, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat. While soup simmers, pour cider into a medium skillet. Bring to a boil and cook until reduced to 4 or 5 tablespoons. Remove from heat. Remove the bay leaf from the soup. Spoon the solids into a porcessor. Process until smooth. Stir back into broth. Add reduced cider. Reheat soup, stirring in brown sugar and spices. Serves 6



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