Antonovka Apple Malus pumila Antonovka

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Malus pumila Antonovka

Family:

Rosaceae

Genus:

Malus

Species:

pumila

Variety:

Antonovka

Common Name:

Antonovka Apple

Seeds Per Pound:
12,248
Quantity:
525.81 lb
Germination:
95%
Germination Test Type:
Actual
Purity:
99%
Height:
14-16 feet
Collection Locale:
Ukraine
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3


In Stock: 525.81 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
5.95
10 g
14.50
1 oz
19.95
1 lb
109.50
1 kg
218.00
10 lb
995.00
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* This variety is mainly grown in North America as an extremely cold hardy rootstock for grafting.
* The fruit can be eaten raw, cooked in pies, cakes etc or fermented into cider.
* Antonovka is a group of late-fall or early-winter apple cultivars with a strong acid flavor.
* The leaves contain up to 2.4% of an antibacterial substance called 'phloretin'.This inhibits the growth of a number of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria in as low a concentration as 30 ppm.
* Ivan Bunin's early short story, Antonovka Apples (1900), is a sort of ode to this apple cultivar. Its popularity is explained by the Antonovka's ability to sustain long harsh winters typical for some regions of Russia and for its superior preservation qualities. more...
* It is more adapted to wet soils than most apple rootstocks. more...
* Used as a rootstock for the cultivated apples. more...
* A decidious tree that grows up to 23 ' in height.
* Flowers bloom in April.
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov