Developed in Summerland, BC in the 1980s, this disease resistant 'sentinel' is known for large, golden-yellow apples with a rosy blush on the sunny side. Both appearance and the sweet, mellow flavour makes for favourable comparisons to Golden Delicious. Storage life is also similar, at about four months. Golden Sentinel's distinctive colonnade shape can easily be maintained by pruning the branches back to 10-15cm stubs every spring.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER | ZONE 4 | HARVEST: LATE SEPT. |
Besides selecting the most disease resistant varieties, there are
a few simple things to do to have better apples.