Rosemary is a late autumn dessert type. Who exactly produced this species is still not known. Some scientists have suggested that he appeared by sowing the seeds of Antonovka, which he resembles in some of its properties. In Russia, the Rosemary apple tree is widespread in the Middle Volga region and in the middle lane.
Description of the apple tree
The variety is distinguished by large fruits, the weight of which can reach up to 180 grams. The description says that they have a variable shape - from round to conical.
The peel of apples is smooth and thin, slightly oily, with a sufficient number of white dots. The fruits are green in color, which smoothly turns into a beautiful blush. The apple pulp is very juicy and has a pleasant dessert aroma. The fruit tastes sweet, with a slight, subtle sourness.
Apples have excellent transportability - in cool weather conditions they can be stored for up to three months. The tree is distinguished by its high yield - up to 170 kg can be harvested from one tree. The apple tree also tolerates winter time perfectly - up to -35 degrees.
The plant resists disease well and is not affected by viruses and fungi. Can be used in various regions of the middle lane.
Advantages and disadvantages
The pluses include the following points:
- large fruits;
- big harvest;
- tolerates frost well;
- perfectly stored;
- not susceptible to fungi.
It is believed that this apple tree is one of the most delicious growing on the territory of Russia. Her only drawback is that it is not an early appearance. But the fruits are stored in a cool place for 2-3 months.
At a young age, the tree is medium-sized. It has dense branching and a rounded crown. Shoots are strongly drooping and thick. The leaves of the tree are also strongly lowered, large in size.
The apple tree can be grown in the Moscow region, as well as in other areas of the middle lane. Also suitable for growing in the middle Volga region.
Apple tree subspecies Rosemary
There are two subspecies of the apple tree - White and Russian. The first is mostly white, the second is a bright, more pronounced pink spot. However, this is not the only main difference between the subspecies. The Russian variety, produced, as the name suggests, in Russia, is more adaptable to cold weather and tolerates frost better. But the white variety is more southern - because of this, it initially became widespread in the Crimea, and then in other southern countries.
It is known that the original white variety appeared in Italy.
Nevertheless, both the first and second subspecies are distinguished by excellent taste. And the high yield of both White and Russian varieties pleases most gardeners.
What reviews do gardeners leave about the rosemary apple variety? Most claim that the apple tree is resistant to various pests and diseases, such as, for example, fungus.
Alexander, 55 years old: “Since the beginning of buying an apple tree, I haven’t sprayed it with anything. Although I cultivate other garden trees consistently twice a year. "
Many gardeners praise the taste of the apple tree, pointing out that it is one of the tastiest and sweetest varieties.
Elena, 33 years old: “This is one of my favorite varieties. We make jam from it, use it as a snack - apples practically do not sour and grandchildren love them very much.
Gardeners have no complaints about the storage of apples.
Ivan, 68 years old: “We have a small cellar at our dacha. We store apples right there all winter, wrapping them in paper. The fruits tolerate wintering well and even in cool weather we can enjoy a wonderful taste. "
As you can see, Rosemary is beautiful in every way. It is he who is one of the most beloved apple trees, after perhaps only Antonovka.