The apple variety with the funny name Malinka was bred at the Buryat PNP and after passing tests since 1988 it has been recommended for cultivation in the territory of Buryatia. Breeders L.I.Dubrovskaya and I.A.Novoselova worked on the creation of the variety, crossing to obtain it "Ranetku purple" and "Paping". The Malinka apple tree quickly gained popularity and now it can be found not only in the gardens of Buryatia, but also in the Krasnodar Territory, Chita and Irkutsk regions, in Yakutia and Transbaikalia.
Apple-tree Malinka: description and characteristics of the variety
Apple-tree Malinka: photo of the variety
Apple tree Malinka is a bushy, not very tall tree that begins to bear crops in the fourth or fifth year. The crown has a pyramidal shape, the bark on the trunk and main branches is colored greenish-brown, thick geniculate shoots are colored in a darker shade of brown. The leaf plate is rich green, matte, covered with fine wrinkles.
Medium-sized snow-white flowers, their shape resembles a saucer. The fruits are tied mainly on simple ringlets.
Apple variety Malinka definitely needs pollinators, as it is a self-fertile variety. The best result can be achieved by planting an apple tree nearby "Firstborn of Buryatia».
Raspberry apples are small, rounded-flattened. Their yellowish smooth skin is covered with a bright red "blush" and waxy coating. The creamy flesh can sometimes be a little greenish, it is juicy, tender and has a pleasant sweet-sour taste and not a strong, but noticeable "apple" aroma.
The harvest of Malinka apples is harvested in the last days of August or in the first week of September. An adult tree gives at least twenty kilograms of apples, and under favorable conditions this figure can double. Raspberry apples are suitable both for eating fresh and for preparing any preparations, dried fruits or freezing. Under proper conditions (in a basement or cellar at a temperature of + 2 ... + 4 degrees) apples can be stored almost until the end of December, without losing their taste.
Apple-tree Malinka: reviews of the variety
Apple variety Malinka: photo of the variety
Gardeners' reviews about the Malinka apple variety are very different, so you can easily form the pros and cons of the variety
Disadvantages of the variety, based on the reviews of gardeners about the Malinka apple
- Small fruits, weighing 20-30 grams. It is this indicator that most often repels gardeners from buying this variety.
- The need for pollinators. It is much more convenient to grow self-fertile varieties than self-fertile ones, but on the other hand, such a disadvantage is a reason to plant another fruit tree, but is it really bad?
The great thing is that this is where the disadvantages of the variety end and you can focus on its advantages:
- The Malinka apple variety is able to withstand even the most severe frosts. In addition, it tolerates drought well.
- Thanks to their excellent immunity, trees are practically not affected by diseases.
- Raspberry apples have a good taste and a long shelf life; from a culinary point of view, they are versatile.
- The variety is unpretentious, does not impose special requirements on the composition of the soil, irrigation and feeding regimes.
Apple-tree Malinka: video about the variety
In conclusion, I would like to remind you that the unpretentiousness of the Malinka apple variety does not exclude minimal care for it.
The high immunity of the Malinka apple tree does not guarantee the complete absence of diseases, if you do not maintain order in the trunk circle, carry out sanitary pruning and prevention.
Apple tree seedlings, even the most winter-hardy varieties, should be insulated for the winter in the first couple of years, since they are still young and not sufficiently strong. By following these simple rules, you can grow a strong, healthy tree and harvest an excellent harvest of juicy, tasty and healthy fruits every year.