Apple tree morning star
Apple Morning Star is a winter variety. The authors of the variety are: E. N. Sedov, Z. M. Serova, N. G. Krasova.
Apple tree Morning star: variety description and characteristics
Apple Morning Star: photo of the variety
The apple tree reaches a height of four meters, loves light, is resistant to winter, the level of moisture for it should be moderate. The crown is spreading, the yield is average. Feels more comfortable growing on loamy, sod-podzolic, light loamy and chernozem soils. Removable ripeness of fruits falls in the third decade of September, consumer - in the first decade of October. Diseases affecting the variety: rust, gray rot, scab, powdery mildew, spotting. Harmful insects attacking the culture: spider mite, flea beetle, flower beetle, weevil, apple sucker, moth. The apple tree grows throughout the territory of our country, excluding the steppes and arid areas.
The tree is of medium size, its crown is lush, the branches grow perpendicular to the trunk, the tips of the branches look down. The bark covering the trunk is smooth and gray in color. Fruits are formed on simple and complex ringlets. Shoots are medium in thickness, upright, brown in color, covered with pubescence, there are some small gray lenticles. The buds are compressed, in the form of a cone, covered with pubescence. The leaves are large, in the form of an ellipse, elongated, sharp, round at the base, green in color, wrinkled, matte, have delicate nerves. The leaf plate is concave, slightly bent downwards, has a weak pubescence. The edges of the leaves are in a small denticle, wavy. The petiole is medium in length, thickened, with anthocyanin at the base. Stipules are shortened and narrow. The flower buds are large, covered with pubescence.
Features of the variety
The apples of the Morning Star variety are medium-sized, weigh one hundred and thirty grams, flattened, round, there is a slight ribbing. Cover color in the form of red stripes over a larger area of the fruit. The inner contents of apples are dense, prickly, tender, juicy, creamy in color. The tasting score for attractiveness is four and a half points, for taste - 4.3 points. In a refrigerator, storage of the Morning Star apple tree is possible until the last days of January.