Pinova is an attractive conical yellow apple with a pinkish-orange flush. It crops heavily and the apples store well.
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Pinova was developed to be resistant to scab, and the blossom has some resistance to late frosts too.
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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).