A popular small green culinary apple variety from Russia. Also of importance as a rootstock because of its ability to tolerate extreme cold.
- Species: Malus domestica
- Originates from: Kursk, Russia
- Introduced: 1820s
- Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1223
- UK National Fruit Collection accession number: 1948-666
- Some historical details taken with kind permission from 'The New Book of Apples' by Joan Morgan and Alison Richards , illustrated by Elisabeth Dowle, published by Ebury Press, 2002.
- Uses: Cooking
- Flavour quality: Good
- Flavour style: Sharper
- Harvest period: Early-Mid season
- Flowering period: Mid season
- Flowering group: 3
- Fertility: Self-sterile
- Ploidy: Diploid
- Vigour: Large
- Gardening skill: Very easy
- General disease resistance: Good
- Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
- Scab - Some resistance
- Fireblight - Some resistance
Relationships to other varieties
Offspring of this variety:
Sports (natural genetic mutations) of this variety:
- Antonovka Kamenichka - Possible sport
Antonovka identification photos from official fruit collections
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- James Kulbacki in CHEYENNE, WY
- John in Allendale, MI
- Karl Schmidt in ESTELLINE, SD
- Richard in KRAKOW,