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Pollination group:

Ananas Berzenicki

Synonyms: Berzininky ananasas, Berzininky Pineapple, Hrebnicki’s Rennet Apple, Reneta Hreabnicki

Identification: Large tending to very large, round conic, faintly ribbed. The base colour is greenish yellow maturing to yellow with a faint orange blush on the sun exposed face. Red lenticels. The calyx is small and closed, set in a wide, shallow, puckered basin. the stem is short and slender, set in a narrow and somewhat deep, irregular cavity.

Characteristics: The flesh is pale yellowish, firm. Juicy with a good, sweet-tart balance with a wine flavour.

Uses: Primarily used as a summer, fresh-eating apple, but also makes good jelly, juice and cider.

Origins: Found as a wild seedling in the Vilnius region of eastern Lithuania, in the early 1900s by Dr. Adam Hrebnicki, a noted pomologist and professor at the Forestry Institute of St. Petersburg (Russia). Parentage of the cultivar is unknown.

Cultivation: Very vigorous, best managed with dwarfing rootstock. High, spreading crown, with branched tending to bend without break under crop load. Biennial. Winter hardy.

Diseases: High resistance to scab.

Ploidism: Self fertile, but produces best crops in the presence of a compatible pollinator.

4 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps for about a month.

Harvest: Ready for harvest starting late in the third period and continuing for about three weeks. Once ripe, the fruit tends to drop off.

Harvest period: 3

Type(s): Cider, Dessert, Eating, Jelly, Juice

Pollination group: C

Pollination day: 8

ARS GRIN entry: Accession ID