[NAFEX] Antonovka

Richard J.Ossolinski osso at acadia.net
Wed Mar 22 06:43:06 EST 2006


The Raintree catalog states that, "Antonavka produces a full-size, 
25'-35' tree."  No wonder there's confusion.

Richard
Gouldsboro, ME Zone 5

On Mar 21, 2006, at 11:45 PM, sherwindu wrote:

> Antonovka is supposed to come true from seed but in a conversation with
> someone at St. Lawrence Nursery today, they prefer to graft an 
> Antonovka
> from one of their control trees because they worry about genetic purity
> and variations that might show up.  I personally would not grow
> Antonovka
> for the fruit, but my Russian neighbors grew up with that apple and 
> have
> some kind of attachment to it.  I'm just trying to encourage them to 
> get
> something grafted on a dwarfing rootstock, especially if they have to
> wait
> several extra years before they see any fruit.  St. Lawrence also 
> claims
> that the tree only grows to about 15 feet and can be held to 10 to 12
> feet
> with pruning.  I'm not familiar enough with standard trees to argue
> these
> points, but I feel they may not be correct.
>
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