Apple Tree Palette
If, when choosing seedlings, you are faced with the concept of "triploid variety", then do not even think about it - you have to take it! Most of the apple trees growing in our gardens have a double set of chromosomes and are diploid. Accordingly, the triploid variety has a triple set of chromosomes, which guarantees larger fruits and better taste, high scab resistance, self-fertility and stable regular yield. One of these varieties will be discussed in this article. We will consider an apple tree Palette
Apple tree Palette: the history of the creation of the variety
Apple-tree Palette is a late autumn variety (when grown in the Krasnodar Territory). It is a product of the selection of VNIISPK, where it was bred in 1983 by crossing the varieties "Welsey tetaploid" and "Veteran". Then, within the framework of creative cooperation, the seeds of the hybrid variety were transferred to colleagues at NIISV in the North Caucasus, and all further tests were carried out at this institute. At the end of the eighties, the seedlings began to bear fruit, and at the beginning of the millennium they were accepted for State variety testing. A group of scientists including L.I.Dutova, E.N. Sedov, Z.M. Serova, G.A. Sedysheva, T.V. Ragulina, E.V. Ulyanovskaya, T.G. .Prychko, L.V. Makhno.
To maximize the advantages of the Palette apple variety and achieve the best results, you can grow an apple tree in the Krasnodar Territory, the Rostov Region, in the Crimea, in the Stavropol Territory and in the North Caucasus.
Apple tree Palette: variety description and characteristics
The palitra apple trees are medium-sized, their crown shape can be characterized as flat-round. The branches that make up the "skeleton" of the tree are located almost at an angle of 90 degrees relative to the trunk. The color of the bark on the trunk and main branches is brown with a grayish tint, curved shoots are colored in a more saturated shade of brown. Lentils are medium in size, there are not many of them on the shoots, the cone-shaped buds are tightly pressed to the shoot. Smooth and shiny leaf plate with a fine-toothed edge of a dark green hue. Large pink flowers with short oval petals have a strong and pleasant aroma. Palitra apples are tied on simple and complex ringlets.
Provided that Palitra apples are grown in southern regions, such as Stavropol or Krasnodar Territory, the fruits weigh about 350 grams, that is, they can be described as very large. The shape of the apples is round-conical, symmetrical and regular, the skin is smooth and shiny. Initially, the color of the fruit is yellowish-green, but almost the entire surface is occupied by a cover color - a red-crimson "blush". Slight rusting is present near the funnel.
Apple pulp The palette has a greenish-white hue, dense fine-grained texture, balanced sweet taste with a slight acidity, contains a lot of juice and has a pleasant aroma.
Features of Apples Palette
Professional tasters rate the appearance of Palitra apples at 4.7, and sometimes 4.8 points, while the taste rating is also 4.7 points.
Harvest time comes in mid-September. Palette apples are tasty and healthy fresh, in a cool storage environment (for example, in a basement or cellar with an air temperature of 0 ... + 2 degrees), they can be stored for at least three months, that is, until mid-December.
Apple tree Palette: variety reviews
Gardeners, in their reviews of the Palitra apple tree, note the following advantages:
- Early maturity - you can harvest the first harvest already in the fourth year after planting the seedling.
- Good yield, large apples, high marketability and taste of fruits.
- Good immunity, scab resistance.
- Drought resistance.
- Good winter hardiness for southern regions. When growing this variety in other climatic conditions, it will be necessary to provide it with additional shelter for the winter.
All these qualities are arguments in favor of purchasing seedlings of this particular variety. If you live in one of the above regions, then you are guaranteed a wonderful harvest of large and tasty Palette apples. If you plan to cultivate the Palette apple tree in the climatic conditions of the middle lane, then you may have to make a little more effort, but the result will not disappoint you.