An interesting variety from Russia that is popular throughout Northern Europe and would seem to prefer a cold climate. A very strong and impervious tree that is easy to grow.
Antovka – Season:
Harvest in early September [sometimes earlier still in warmer localities] and can be kept until November with care.
Antonovka – appearance:
Medium to lare rounded apple, pale green/yellow at first becoming milky white with a pretty pink blush.
Antonovka apple trees – flavour:
Sharp and refreshing. Suits most culinary purposes but also suitable for dessert later on with a pleasantly refreshing flavour.
Excels for cooking, juicing and sliced added to salads. Also suitable for dessert use later in it’s season.
Cropping & Growth
Moderately vigorous and slightly spreading. Heavy and regular cropper; tends to be more vigorous even on restrictive root stocks. Very disease resistant and very frost resistant. Good for organic growing.
Suitable for all growing methods; bush, cordon, column, fan or espalier training, stepover, miniature tree.
Antonobka - Pollination: Pollination group is ‘B’ so choose any varieties in that group to partner. Here are some suggested varieties:
Tree sizes for Antonovka:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.