Russian variety of late-autumn disease-resistant columnar apple. This variety is also suitable for climatically less suitable locations for apple growing. Gardeners particularly value this variety for its excellent taste.
Vigour: weak, compact, columnar, belongs to the group of semi-dwarfs. The side branches are practically missing, making them ideal for smaller gardens.
Blossom: it is necessary to either plant two different and compatible kinds of apples in close proximity to each other to cross-pollinate
Fruit: weight from 140 g to 200 g, oval shape, peel firm, shiny
Fruit colour: dark red, almost burgundy with small areas of the original green-yellow tin
Pulp: white, juicy, sweet, slightly sour, dessert with a rich aroma
Harvest season: mid-September to early October
Storage: until January
Yeald: high, an average of 5 kg per tree, and increases with increasing care. Columnar apple trees will sometimes fruit the first year after planting, but usually start fruiting best in their third year and beyond.
Frost resistance: very good
Disease resistance: immune to scab (Vf gene), resistance to other fungal diseases at the level of the best resistant apple varieties. Suitable for organic or no-spray culture.
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