Very popular Russian variety of winter disease-resistant columnar apple. This variety is also suitable for climatically less suitable locations for apple growing.
Picking season: end of September
Storage: until end of january
Fruit size: average weight 140 g, sometimes 200-250 g, round shape
Fruit colour: cover color light red, skin shiny, firm and thin. Flesh whitish, juicy, fine-grained, sweet and sour dessert taste with a strong aroma.
Vigour: medium-strong, upright, final height 2 m, has very few side shoots and is therefore ideal for smaller gardens
Growth habit: columnar
Start to bear fruit: columnar apple trees will sometimes fruit the first year after planting, but usually start fruiting best in their third year and beyond
Bearing regularity: high and regular
Self-fertility: it is necessary to either plant two different and compatible kinds of apples in close proximity to each other to cross-pollinate
Blossom Frost-Resistance: susceptible
Cold hardiness: very good
Suitable for organic or no-spray culture: yes
General disease-resistance: immune to scab (Vf gene), resistance to other fungal diseases at the level of the best resistant apple varieties
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