Antonovka Apple Seeds (Malus pumila var. antonovka)
deer protection recommended
Good spring nectar source for bees
Medium tree up to 35' - space 20-30' apart
ripens late season - best to wait for color to turn yellow
pH 6.8-7.2 (neutral)
likes moist soil
20 seeds per packet
The story of Antonovka:
This is the classic Russian apple, a couple of centuries old, yet still revered as much as ever by Russians at home and all over the world. The epitome of multi-purpose, Antonovka is a tart fresh eating apple when it's first ripe, a more complex eating apple given a bit of time in storage and a popular baking apple throughout.
This disease resistant variety will grow true from seed, so you can expand your orchard by planting seeds from this fruit. Plant near another mid-season bloomer for good pollination. USDA Zones 3-9. Ships to Contiguous USA only.
Good for -Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating, wine
Seeds are increasingly rare.
Storage quality - 2-3 months
Years to bearing - 4-6