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Evelina® apple

Evelina is a sport of Pinova, a modern disease-resistant variety related to Golden Delicious and Cox's Orange Pippin.  It has a more pronounced red-coloration than Pinova, with an extensive red flush over a golden yellow base.

The flesh is juicy and has a light crispness, making it easy and pleasant to eat.  The flavour is essentially sweet, with little acidity, although not as sweet (or as crisp) as Golden Delicious. 

USDA identification images for Evelina

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.


    This variety is a sport (natural genetic mutation) of: Pinova

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety

    Visitor reviews

    • 18 Jun 2024 
      Very bad taste
    • 13 Feb 2014  KAPELLEN, Belgium
      I have always been (and still am) a big fan of Elstar, but this one is, at least, equally delicious. And it is bigger. It has a fine balance between sweet and sharp and the flesh is quite firm and crunchy.

    Tree register

    We don't have any registered trees for this variety yet. If you have a Evelina tree you can register it here.


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: Sport of Pinova
    • Originates from: Germany
    • Introduced: 2006
    • Developed by: Pflanzen Hofmann GmbH


    • Country of origin: Germany
    • Fruit colour: Red / Green


    • Flavour quality: Very good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sweeter
    • Cropping: Good
    • Food uses: Eating fresh


    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Pollinating others: Poor
    • Vigour: Slightly small
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile


    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Climate suitability: Warm climates

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Good

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.

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