The best summer varieties of apple trees for the Moscow region

Wonderful (Complex hybrid form × old German variety Eliza Rathke)

Our rating of the best varieties of apple trees for the Moscow region opens with the South Ural variety of late summer ripening. Trees are dwarf, form a wide, but very low crown. Fruits mainly on fruit twigs.

Fruits weighing from 140 to 200 g, conical, yellowish green with a slight bright red tan on the side. The surface is slightly ribbed, with a smooth skin. The pulp is fine-grained, greenish, juicy, sweet and sour, refreshing.

Once harvested, apples can be stored in a cool place for up to 4 weeks.

The variety is grown in all regions of Russia. In the conditions of the Moscow region, it demonstrates good winter hardiness and resistance to scab.

Main advantages:

  • natural dwarf
  • precociousness
  • high and stable over the years yield
  • high winter hardiness
  • high marketability of fruits
Minuses:
  • the tree is prone to over-harvest

9.9
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

On a vigorous rootstock tree, it reached a height of 2.3 m. It is very convenient to care for and harvest. At the same time, even large apples, in some years they become smaller if the crop is not rationed. For my taste, they are more bland-sweet than sour.

Lungwort (Cinnamon Striped × Welsey)

A good old domestic variety of apples for amateur gardening. The tree is powerful, tall, with a rare broad-pyramidal crown.

Fruits weighing 100-150 g, flat-round, with a slight ribbing at the top. Coloration in the form of blurry brown-red stripes on a yellow-green background. The pulp is juicy, fine-grained, yellowish-creamy. The taste is fresh-sweet or sugary-honey. Apples ripen by the end of August, but according to gardeners in early September, their taste becomes even more interesting. Shrinkage is low, maturation is extended. After removal, they can lie for 3-4 weeks, while maintaining dessert taste.

Fruiting is annual, only trees older than 10 years give abundant harvests every 2 years. The apple tree is tolerant of the close occurrence of groundwater, this feature is enhanced by a semi-dwarf or dwarf rootstock. Flowering occurs at the end of May — beginning of June.

Main advantages:

  • high scab resistance
  • high frost resistance and winter hardiness
  • fruit dessert flavor
Minuses:
  • crown requires shaping and restraining pruning
  • sensitive to shading

9.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

There is no scab on Medunitsa even in wet summer, and many appreciate it for its excellent health. This variety accepts well and keeps vaccinations in the crown. Grandchildren happily eat unripe apples from the tree, so the question of processing and storage does not even arise.

Mantet (Grushovka moscow × free pollination)

An old variety of summer-ripening apple trees that has surpassed the parent in terms of fruit size and taste. Trees form a rare oval crown with pronounced skeletal branches.

Fruits weighing 180 — 200 g, round-conical, weak ribbing appears on top. Coloring in the form of bright red mottling on an orange-red background on a thin smooth skin. The pulp is white, juicy, fragrant, sweet with a slight sourness. Apples are ready for use in August, the ripening is extended, they quickly overripe, after picking they are stored for no more than 2 weeks.

Young trees bear fruit annually, but with age there is a periodicity. Due to the average frost resistance, it is better to choose a place for planting a seedling protected from drafts and well lit.

Main advantages:

  • precociousness
  • dessert taste and aroma
  • suitable for juice processing
Minuses:
  • in years with a high yield, the fruits become smaller
  • scab susceptibility
  • average winter hardiness

9.6
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

Mantet in the Moscow region ripens relatively early and is very sweet, it lies well in the refrigerator. But there is always a risk of freezing and scab prevention is mandatory.

The best autumn varieties of apple trees for the Moscow region

Aphrodite (seedling from free pollination)

Aphrodite continues our rating of the best varieties of apple trees for the Moscow region. In the registry, this variety is marked as early winter, but gardeners in the Moscow region more often recognize it as autumn, since apples do not need to ripen after picking and are immediately ready for consumption and processing. The tree is large, with active growth, forms a wide-rounded crown. Fruiting is mixed with a predominance of the annular type.

Fruits, on average, 125 g each, slightly flattened, broadly ribbed, with a beveled top. The skin is tender, thin, oily, with an integumentary color in the form of an extensive raspberry blush and strokes. The pulp is very dense, white with pink veins, juicy, fine-grained, sweet.

Apples are harvested in the second half of September. In the refrigerator, they can lie until the end of December.

The variety is undemanding to soils, tolerates the close occurrence of groundwater well, in severe winters frost holes do not exceed 1 point.

Main advantages:

  • precociousness
  • stable yield
  • good winter hardiness
  • scab immunity
  • high marketability
Minuses:
  • average keeping quality of apples

9.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

This variety is one of my favorites. The scab does not cling, it produces from infancy annually and abundantly (I put props under the lower branches), the taste is dessert.

Folk (Chinese Bellefleur × Papirovka)

This is a late summer variety, which many gardeners refer to as autumn. Used for fresh consumption and processing. A medium sized tree with a neat rounded crown. A mixed type of fruiting is characteristic.

Fruits weighing 110 — 140 g, rounded, slightly ribbed. The skin is greenish-yellow or golden after maturation, without integumentary coloration. The flesh is yellowish, very juicy and tender, with a refreshing sweet and sour taste and strong aroma.

Once harvested, apples can be stored in the refrigerator until January. The variety is suitable for growing in intensive gardens.

Main advantages:

  • there is no obvious periodicity of fruiting
  • high taste score
  • high scab resistance
  • versatility in use
  • compact tree dimensions
Minuses:
  • tendency to crumble

9.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

I notice a candy-pear flavor in my Narodny apples. The variety does not reveal itself immediately, it takes time. Winter hardiness is decent and sores do not cling. The whole family loves these apples.

Rozhdestvenskoe (Welsey × ВМ41497)

Our review of the best varieties of apple trees for the Moscow Region continues with a variety of early winter ripening, but due to the high shedding, experienced gardeners recommend picking apples as early as September, while immediately after picking they are suitable for consumption. Fast-growing trees form a wide pyramidal crown. Ringed fruiting predominates.

Fruits weighing 140 g, flattened, with pronounced lobes. Coloring in the form of an extensive red blush and cherry flecks on a greenish-yellow background. The pulp is dense, white, very juicy, dessert taste with a slight aroma.

Apple picking is carried out in several stages due to uneven ripening. Consumer maturity of apples occurs in 2 — 4 weeks after picking, or immediately after picking. Harvest is stored until January, subject to optimal parameters. During storage, it keeps the brightness of the taste well, but the pulp becomes less dense.

Due to the high growth rate of the variety, experts advise choosing seedlings on a low-growing or dwarf rootstock.

Main advantages:

  • scab immunity
  • high marketability and dessert taste
  • annual fruiting
Minuses:
  • average shelf life
  • extended maturation
  • tendency to crumble

9.7
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

It surpasses many old varieties in taste, but in the Moscow region it shows an average winter hardiness. Sometimes freezes. We do not leave much for storage: what we cannot eat goes into juice.

The best winter varieties of apple trees for the Moscow region

Imrus (Antonovka common × numbered hybrid)

A good winter variety of apple trees for intensive and amateur gardens. Tree of medium vigor, forms a neat rounded crown. Fruiting is concentrated on the annelids.

Fruits weighing 150 — 180 g, flattened, slightly ribbed. The skin is oily, smooth, thin, when ripe it becomes light yellow with crimson strokes and blush, which occupy 50% of the surface, rustiness is noticeable in the funnel area. The pulp is dense, very juicy, creamy, sweet and sour, aromatic.

In the Moscow region, removable maturity occurs in mid-September. Apples are valued for excellent presentation, uniformity and good taste.

Main advantages:

  • precociousness
  • scab immunity
  • good keeping quality of fruits (until March)
  • high taste score
Minuses:
  • thin skin, which is easily injured during transportation

9.9
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

The variety has adapted well in the Central region and reliably winters and bears fruit. The taste is interesting, bright, with a pleasant sourness. I regularly thin out the crown to maintain optimal illumination.

Legend (Cowberry × Fuji)

Winter variety of new selection. The tree is medium-sized, forms a rounded falling crown. Growth is fast and requires restraining pruning.

Fruits weighing from 100 to 300 g, oblong, ribbed at the top. The skin is of medium thickness, dull, with a waxy coating, light yellow with a dark red cover on most of the fruit. The rustiness of the funnel is weak. The pulp is creamy, medium density, prickly, fine-grained, medium juicy. The taste is dominated by sweetness, the aroma is weak.

Apples can be consumed immediately after picking — in early October, or allowed to lie down for 2 weeks. They retain their taste until February, further storage is impractical.

Main advantages:

  • precociousness
  • scab resistance
  • high winter hardiness
  • annual fruiting
  • high marketability of fruits
Minuses:
  • no strong apple flavor
  • average shelf life
  • strong crown growth

9.8
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

You have to get used to this breed. It is important to learn how to correctly determine the timing of removal. Easily overripe and turn into cotton wool. But it is better not to remove the unripe ones, otherwise the apples will still taste like grass.

Orlovsky Sinap (Northern Sinap × Memory of Michurin)

An old variety of late ripening apple trees is well suited for growing in the Moscow region. The trees are tall, form a powerful, wide spreading, rare crown. Therefore, seedlings on a dwarf or semi-dwarf rootstock are preferred. Mixed type of fruiting.

Fruits weighing 150 — 200 g, one-sized, round-conical shape. The skin is smooth, oily, firm, and when fully ripe becomes a golden yellow color, sometimes with a gentle blurry tan on one side. There is no rusting of the funnel. The pulp is very juicy, greenish-creamy, harmonious taste.

The variety is recommended not only for amateur cultivation, but also for industrial gardens. Differs in high endurance and regular fructification.

Main advantages:

  • high preservation of fruits (until April — May)
  • stable yield
  • high winter hardiness
  • weak susceptibility to scab
  • high quality processed products
Minuses:
  • faint apple fruit aroma
  • vigorous tree growth

9.7
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

The taste of apples is not the ultimate dream of a fruit grower, but quite worthy. There has not yet been a year when I would call it sour. But at the same time, the tree is trouble-free and excellent preservation of apples until spring.

Venyaminovskoe (from free pollination)

Old winter grade of apple-trees with high consumer qualities. The tree is powerful, tall, with a wide-rounded crown. It is better to choose seedlings on a dwarf stock.

Fruits weighing 100 — 130 g, conical, with a beveled top and wide ribs. Cover color — uniform raspberry blush. The pulp is greenish-white, dense, very juicy, coarse-grained, dessert taste.

Apples do not ripen at the same time, they lie until February — March, keeping their density and taste well.

Main advantages:

  • high winter hardiness
  • scab immunity
  • high marketability and excellent taste
Minuses:
  • large trees
  • tendency to crumble

9.7
/ ten
Rating

Reviews

Apples have a rich harmonious taste, but they do not lie well — you need to create directly optimal conditions and remove them from the tree in time.

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