Fall 2014 / Spring 2015 seasonWe are now taking provisional orders for fall 2014 shipping (warmer zones only) or spring 2015. 

Antonovka apple trees

  • Pick: Early-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

Antonovka is a popular medium-sized green/yellow cooking apple, ripening in the early-mid season. It originated in 19th century Russia, and was soon being grown in the northern USA on account of its excellent cold-hardiness.

Antonovka Kamenichka is a red-flushed form of this variety, discovered in the Ukraine in the 1890s.

Order now for fall 2014 (warm zones) or spring 2015.

Antonovka apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Large  (9ft - 12ft after 5-10 years) bare-root - G.30 rootstock  (semi-vigorous) Kaminichka $29.00

Delivery discounts. Prices are for individual trees excluding delivery. There is no minimum quantity but it is cost effective to order in multiples of 4 trees.

Delivery period: Trees are delivered in March and April. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in a warm zone (e.g. Southern California, Alabama etc.) Fall delivery is possible. More details on our spring shipping schedule by state.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Antonovka

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?
  • Scab: Some resistance?
  • Fireblight: Some resistance?

    Uses

  • Picking season: Early?
  • Flavour quality: Good?
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for cooking

    Identification

  • Country of origin: Russia
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Green - light
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green

    Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • USDA Zone 3: Yes
  • Cold hardiness: -40F / -40C?


Pollination guide for Antonovka

Antonovka is in flowering group 3. Antonovka is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apple trees.

How to grow Antonovka apple trees

Antonovka is a reliable, productive, and generally disease-free apple, and an ideal choice for colder zones.

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Historical details

Russian apple varieties such as Antonovka and Duchess of Oldenburg were quickly adopted by settlers in the northern USA on account of their reliability in cold climates. Antonovka also has a long history of being used as a cold-hardy rootstock for other apple varieties.


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Antonovka'




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