Apple tree Altai dove
The apple tree Altai dove is a variety of summer ripening, it was bred on the basis of the Lisavenko Research Institute of Horticulture in Siberia during hybridization in 1937 of the Ranetka purple variety with the Pepin Shaffranny variety. The authors are: M. A. Lisavenko, I. A. Kukharsky, M. A. Sizemova, V. A. Sirotkina. The variety was zoned in 1959 in Western Siberia. In novosadki no.
Apple tree Altai dove - characteristics
The tree is of medium stature, the crown is spreading, medium dense. Fruiting mainly occurs on simple ringlets and fruit rods, as well as on an increment of one to three years.
Shoots are light brown in color, have a slight pubescence and small lentils of light colors. The leaves are medium in size, in the form of an ellipse, wavy, dark green in color, there is pubescence at the bottom, the edges are in the form of teeth, the petioles are elongated, have pubescence, the stipules are small.
Apple tree Altai dove: description
The fruits are very small (twenty one to thirty five grams), flattened, rounded. The main color is yellow, the integumentary color is dark red, blurred on the larger surface of the apple, the peel is covered with a strong bloom of blue color. The fruit stem is elongated, thin, pubescent, wide funnel, rusty. The calyx is large, open. The dish is small, ribbed. The inner content is orange, streaks of red, sweet and sour, taste is satisfactory. Fruits contain: sugars (10.1%, 7.7-14.4), titratable acids (1.41%, 1.03-1.77), tannins (one hundred mg per hundred grams, 83-124), ascorbic acid (sixteen and a half mg per hundred grams, 4 -29.5), P-active compounds (one hundred ninety-four mg per hundred grams, 191-296), pectin substances (4.07% on dry weight).
Features of culture
You can remove the fruits in the last days of August, they are stored for thirty days. The tree begins to bear fruit from the third or fourth year. The yield indicator is average, the apple tree bears fruit regularly. Resistance to the winter season is at a high level. In very severe frosts, freezing is weak. The variety lost its immunity to scab, the disease began to affect it moderately.
Apple tree Altai dove: advantages and disadvantages
Varietal advantages: resistance to the winter season is at a high level, early fruiting.
Varietal cons: very small apples.
With the participation of the Altai Dove variety, the Altai speckled apple variety was obtained.