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Pinova apple trees

Pinova

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

Pinova apple trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree M116 rootstock £19.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

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

Using

  • CroppingHeavy
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityGood
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Flavour style (apples)Sweeter
  • Food usesEating freshJuice

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourSlightly small
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Organic cultureSuitable

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood
  • CankerSome resistance
  • MildewSome susceptibility
  • ScabSome resistance

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Frost resistance of blossomSome resistance

Identification

  • Country of originGermany
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Fruit colourOrange / Red