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Pinova apple trees

Pinova
Pinova is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4
An attractive disease-resistant dessert apple, capable of producing good clean fruit without chemical sprays.

Pinova apple trees for sale

Sorry we have not produced any trees of this variety this season.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Pinova is an attractive conical yellow apple with a pinkish-orange flush. It crops heavily and the apples store well.

How to grow

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

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

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 characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • Food usesEating freshJuice

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originGermany
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourOrange / Red