An excellent variety from East Malling Research Station. The fruits are ready for picking October and will store until the end of February and longer. High marks for flavour. The fruits are gently aromatic and most satisfying to chew. Firm but not tough, the flesh is creamy/yellow. Large round fruits with a reddish brown flush on a golden yellow background. The trees are vigorous and make a moderately large tree that will benefit from extra room when planting. Suntan is a cross between Coxs Orange and Court Perdu Plat, and the Cox-type flavour of the large fruits makes Suntan an exceptional addition to the choice of dessert varieties available. Where frosts are a problem, this variety will produce a crop where others may be likely to fail. Very hardy. Suntan is a triploid variety, so requires two pollinators. Suitable pollinators include: Greensleeves, Golden Delicious, Charles Ross, Redsleeves, James Grieve etc. Another variety that excels on M27 and M9.