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Antonovka apple

Last updated 03 Jan 2014.

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Current rating: 3.2 out of 5. Total votes cast: 13

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14 Nov 2013 
Lovely to eat, slightly spicy. Flesh firm, very fine-grained, not at all coarse.

05 Jan 2012 
I'm reading a book by the Russian writer Ivan Bunin. There is a quote in the book "Good Antonovka's bring good years" then "If there's a healthy crop of Antonovka's the wheat will be healthy and the coming harvest will be plentiful."

03 Jun 2011 
My uncle has a variety of Antonovka which has very large yellow apples.

25 Dec 2010 
I would like to buy an apple tree Antonovka for my garden. As I live in Europe, it would be easier for me to buy it from your British nurseries.

01 Jan 2010 
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A popular small green culinary apple variety from Russia. Also of importance as a rootstock because of its ability to tolerate extreme cold.

Antonovka phototape


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Kursk, Russia
  • Introduced: 1820s
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1223
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 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

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Antonovka identification photos from official fruit collections

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Antonovka identification photos from website visitors


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The following Antonovka trees have been registered - click the name to view more details of each tree.

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United States


  • David in New-Richmond, QUEBEC\CANADA


Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2018 season

  • 16th April  2018  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

2014 season

  • June  2014  - tree owned by David in New-Richmond, Canada

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2018 season

    2014 season

    • 2nd week October  2014  - tree owned by David in New-Richmond, Canada

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