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Apple tree is the most common fruit tree in Russia. The unpretentiousness of the plant, as well as high productivity made it popular among gardeners. Annually, breeders develop new, modern and resistant to various negative effects of apple varieties.
Apple trees of the Antey variety are winter. The tree is characterized by relative compactness and a conical, not too dense crown. Apple trees early. Two years after planting seedlings, it is possible to get the first crop.
Apple trees form very large fruits, the mass of which can reach almost 300 grams. The shape of the apples is slightly conical, with slightly pressed edges. The main color of the fruit is bright red. The pulp is white in color, characterized by saturation and a high degree of granularity. The fruits of the Antey variety have good flavoring characteristics and a persistent light apple flavor. Apples can be stored for a sufficiently long time, up to the first decade of April.
The winter variety of apple trees "Antei" was bred from Belarus by crossing the popular winter variety "Belarusian Raspberry" and a hybrid obtained from winter varieties Newtosh and "Grandma's". The tree is characterized by medium height: height indicators are 2.5 meters.
The plant has a sparse and slightly branched crown of a pyramidal or round shape. The crown structure is sparse longline, which greatly facilitates its formation. The branches of the plant are light brown. Shoots of medium thickness, dark brown in color, with a round or slightly pronounced faceted section.
Sufficiently large, dark green leaves have an elongated oval shape. The marginal part of the leaves is characterized by the presence of rounded teeth with the immersion of the veins inside the leaf plate. Petioles are long.
Fruiting is regular, concentrated on the spruce and occurs in the second year. The formation of fruit buds is observed on two-year-old shoots. Apple tree "Antei" is able to lay buds every year. In an unfavorable year, the yield of other apple varieties is significantly reduced. However, the variety "Antei" in such conditions abundantly bears fruit. The standard yield is about fifty kilograms per adult plant.
Apple trees of the Antey variety have increased frost resistance and can easily tolerate harsh winters. Trees need preventative treatments using pesticides. Apple trees are medium resistant to pests, but can be affected by scab.
Apple Tree Antei: planting and care
Apple trees of the Antey variety enter the fruiting phase in the second or third year after planting in soil suitable for growing fruit plants. When plants are planted on a seed stock, the fruiting phase begins in the third year. The plant is medium resistant to scab.
Antey apples can be large and very large. The standard weight of varietal fruit is 300 grams. Fruits are not prone to weight loss even in adverse weather conditions, as well as in violation of the rules and technology of care.
The fruit shape characteristic of the variety is round-conical, slightly flattened, with weak ribbing. The main tone of apple coloring is green, and the integumentary coloring varies from saturated red to burgundy and is presented in the form of a blush inherent in fruits. The apples are covered with a waxy coating, which gives them a characteristic bluish tint. The pulp has a light green tint and is characterized by juiciness and a pleasant sweet and sour taste.
The seeds of the Antey variety are wedge-shaped, faceted, painted dark brown.
The fruits of the apple tree "Antei" are characterized by a high level of substances useful for the human body.
The chemical composition of the pulp of apples is as follows:
- quantitative dry matter content is 13%;
- titratable acidity values of 0.65%;
- total sugar can vary from 9.4 to 10.8%;
- standard indicators of ascorbic acid per hundred grams of fruit pulp do not exceed 20.3 milligrams.
Fruits are very useful as part of complementary therapy when restoring the body after vitamin deficiencies and debilitating diseases.
Rules of landing and care
Fruit trees of the Antey variety are not difficult to plant and carry out subsequent plant care. The recommended planting scheme for plants of this variety is 5 x 3 meters, and in the presence of a mid-root stock - 0.5 x 1 meter. The standard period of fruit consumption lasts from January to March.
The soil for planting should have standard acidity values. The apple tree of this variety is quite unpretentious, but it requires the choice of a landing place with limited exposure to groundwater and gusts of wind.
We also suggest that you familiarize yourself with the features of Blush apple trees.
Harvesting and storage
Depending on what climatic and weather conditions are observed in the region of cultivation of the apple tree variety "Antei", fruit can be taken from the end of September to the first decade of October. Consumer maturity of the apple begins a couple of months after the harvest. The standard fruit consumption period is from November or December to April or May inclusive.
Winter varieties of apple trees
Apple tree varieties "Antey" can be classified as commercial varieties. It requires a low-cost, simple agricultural technology, characterized by high transportability parameters and good keeping quality of the collected fruits. Apples can be stored without compromising the appearance and taste for six months.