Antonovka Apple Rootstock is a Russian apple rootstock that is exceptionally hardy, down to minus 50 degrees Farenheit! Antonovka is suckerless and produces a full sized tree, growing 25 to 35 feet. It also produces large edible yellow apples if allowed to fruit.
Choosing the correct rootstock can be the difference between a tree thriving or dying on your site. Rootstocks not only determine the overall size, vigor, and precociousness of a tree but also what soil types it can grow in, its drought tolerance and how well anchored your tree will be. Now you can propagate your own fruit trees for very low costs or preserve rare and heirloom varieties by grafting them onto to resilient rootstocks. Be sure to check compatibility of your desired scion with your choice of rootstock.