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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 M26 rootstock £25.95
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree M116 rootstock £26.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now for delivery from early September 2021 for pot grown trees (or late November / early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.

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
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

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

Problems

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

Climate

    Identification

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