Pinova® Apple trees

Pinova apple tree
  • Pick: Late-season (early October)
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Juicing 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners

Pinova is an attractive conical yellow apple with a pinkish-orange flush. Cropping is usually heavy, and the apples store well.

Pinova was developed in the 1980s in Germany and has some resistance to scab and canker.

Although not widely grown in the UK, it is well adapted to the cool cloudy summers which are a feature of the British weather. It was of the few varieties we grow that produced a good crop of clean apples during the dreadful wet summer of 2012.

Pinova® is a protected variety.

Pinova apple trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 13th December

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Bare-root fruit trees

Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) Spindlebush - bare-root - M9 rootstock £27.95 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Pinova

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Poor?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Slightly small?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?
  • Canker: Some resistance?
  • Scab: Some resistance?
  • Mildew: Some susceptibility?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: Germany
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

Climate

  • Frost resistance: Some resistance?
  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Pinova

Pinova is in flowering group 4. Pinova is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Pinova apple trees

Pinova was developed to be resistant to scab, and the blossom has some resistance to late frosts too.

It is somewhat susceptible to mildew.

Historical details

Pinova was developed at the Institute for Fruit Research, Dresden-Pillnitz, Germany in the 1980s. It is a cross between Golden Delicious and Cox, crossed with Duchess of Oldenburg.

Whilst Cox is not particularly disease-resistant, Golden Delicious is reasonably problem free and Duchess of Oldenburg is an old hardy and reliable Russian apple variety.

There is also some evidence that Pinova is a triploid variety, with 3 sets of chromomes instead of the usual 2. This often imparts extra disease-resistance. However Pinova does not have many of the other characteristics of a triploid variety (e.g. vigorous shoots and thick leaves).

Pinova® is a protected variety.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Pinova'


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