This specific Antonovka apple tree is my favorite from an orchard of over 60 heirloom varieties on our friends farm. The Antonovka apple tree is to Eastern Europe what Cox Orange Pippin is to England the most sought after apple in the region. When fully ripe it is great for fresh eating. Baking with Antonovka apples are superior since it retains high acidity. This high acidity (tart) compliments the intense sweetness. When not fully ripe it can be sour, it has to be yellow, not green for fresh eating. The Antonovka apple is also a very attractive fruit as it hangs delicately from the tree reminiscent of luminescent yellow lanterns. This also happens to grow true from seed, which means a planted seed from an Antonovka apple will produce a tree of that same variety. The Antonovka apple tree is also disease resistant. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Antonovka apple trees for sale.
Uses: Cider, Fresh Eating, Cooking, Pies and Sauce
Harvest Period: Late
Bloom Period: Midseason
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: Russia 1826
Disease Resistance: Good
Storage: 1 to 2 months
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.