Manual of Rootstocks

AntonovkaStandard apple rootstock

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Country of origin: Russia
Introduced: 1820s

Antonovka is a rootstock that can be produced from seed. It is cold hardy as far north as Alaska. The tree has been known to live up to 100 years.

Antonovka rootstock characteristics

  • Vigour % of standard100%
  • Rootstock size classStandard
  • PrecocitySlow to start bearing
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(3) -40F / -40C
  • Country of originRussia
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Fire blightSome resistance
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Burr knotsFew
  • Collar rotSome resistance
  • Crown rotSome resistance

Find our more about this rootstock in the 'Manual of Worldwide Temperate Zone Fruit and Nut Tree Rootstocks'.

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