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Antonovka (Common) Apple on G.41 (Spring 2022)


The most common and ancient apple of Russia, extremely cold hardy. Also known as The People's Apple, Antonowka.

Antonovka is actually a group of apple varieties, the most widespread of which is the Common Antonovka. This tree is easy to grow; it is scab resistant, drought tolerant, and extremely cold hardy– to zone 3. It is slow to produce, but will crop heavily once it starts to bear.

The greenish-yellow apple has a thick skin that protects it from bruising. The flesh is pure white and aromatic, with a high acid content that sweetens when fully ripe. It is a favorite culinary apple in Russia, and it is also used for making cider. Antonovka will store well for up to three months.

Also called The People's Apple, Antonovka is so beloved in Russia that a monument has been dedicated to it in Kursk. In the United States, the variety has found popularity as a rootstock due to its cold hardiness and deep tap-rooting system.

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Antonovka is actually a group of apple varieties, the most widespread of which is the Common Antonovka. This tree is easy to grow; it is scab resistant, drought tolerant, and extremely cold hardy– to zone 3. It is slow to produce, but will crop heavily once it starts to bear.

The greenish-yellow apple has a thick skin that protects it from bruising. The flesh is pure white and aromatic, with a high acid content that sweetens when fully ripe. It is a favorite culinary apple in Russia, and it is also used for making cider. Antonovka will store well for up to three months.

Also called The People's Apple, Antonovka is so beloved in Russia that a monument has been dedicated to it in Kursk. In the United States, the variety has found popularity as a rootstock due to its cold hardiness and deep tap-rooting system.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Disease-Resistant, Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking, sauce
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Russia
Introduced in: 1700s
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 3 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Sep 08 (approximate, in New York State) 7 days before McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.41 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (30% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 8'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Very Resistant
Fireblight: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 5
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (30% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Antonovka (Common) Apple on G.41. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

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Crimson® Topaz CV. Apple on G.41 2022 263
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Sansa Apple on G.41 2022 212

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