Antonovka apple trees

Antonovka
  • Picking season: Early
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Dual purpose (eat + cook)
  • Gardening skill: Easy
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3

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.

There are several different forms of this variety. Antonovka Kamenichka is a red-flushed form of this variety, discovered in the Ukraine in the 1890s. Polutorafuntovaya is a green-skinned form, often with particularly large fruit size.

Antonovka apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year (Antonovka Polutorafunovaya) Antonovka apple trees bare-root
G.16 rootstock
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Antonovka apple trees bare-root
Large (10ft-14ft) mature height
$29.00

We are between seasons at the moment. You can pre-order trees now for delivery when the new season starts (fall for warmer zones, or next spring), you won't be asked to pay until nearer the time.

*Find out more about the apple rootstocks we use to control the mature height.


How to grow

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

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.

Antonovka characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Early
  • Uses: Eating fresh Cooking Dual purpose (eat + cook)
  • Cropping: Good
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style (apples): Sharper

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Vigorous
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • Organic culture: Suitable

Problems

  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Fireblight: Some resistance
  • Scab: Some resistance

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (3) -40F / -40C (4) -30F / -34C (5) -20F / -29C (6) -10F / -23C (7) 0F / -18C (8) 10F / -12C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F) Cold (< 20C / 67F)

Identification

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


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