Antonovka apple flower
Antonovka apple
Antonovka Apple
Antonovka apple flower
Antonovka Apple
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Antonovka Apple

The origin is Russia, where the apple was introduced into production in 1888 by the Russian plant breeder Ivan Vladiminovich Michurin. The apple has been widespread in the former Soviet Union, where it earned the nickname "The People's Apple". The tree is very winter hardy. The taste and shelf life may be adversely affected if it is grown in a mild climate. The tree is large with pink white flowers.

Antonovka apples are large to medium-sized apples. There are several types of Antonovka, but the familiar Antonovka has green skin that becomes more yellow when mature. The flesh is white. The taste is tart. Antonovka can be harvested in Denmark in August. Because of the relatively low proportion of sugar in the fruit Antonovka apples are especially suitable for apple pies and light apple wine. Can before it gets mature used as a tart cooking apples, such as in salads.

Especially for Antonovka is that approx. 90% of the seed will give apple trees, very similar to the parent variety. Seeds of Antonovka is widely used as a rootstock in northern regions.
Sort grafted on antonovka produce full-size trees. Antonovka is unusual because it has a strong taproot. It can be used on all soil types. Tolerates wet soil as well as drought. Antonovka spend most of its early growth to establish its taproot. After many years the more lateral roots are formed.

Antonovka is polygenic (multiple genes) resistant to scab. Therefore, it is interesting in the context of developing new apple varieties that can be grown organically.

The climate in Denmark is generally too mild for growing Antonovka apples.

 

 




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