Apple Seeds - Antonovka - Heirloom Untreated NON-GMO From Canada

Apple Seeds - Antonovka

(Malus pumila 'Antonovka') Can be hardy up to Zone 1!

This wonderful apple cultivar can withstand some of the coldest north American winters, and is popular as a root stock for grafting other cultivars. Sometimes called 'The People's Apple';  the trees grow true from seed and produce a low sugar, late fruiting apple that is great for pies and cider!

This is a great rootstock apple tree with fruit that is ideal for cooking.

*Many modern apple varieties do not grow true-to-type from seed, but Antonovka Apples DO! They are an old, open pollinated variety that will produce the same kind of apple from which the seeds came.

*Apple seeds are among the first to germinate in the spring, often while soil temperatures are less than 4.5 °C, and the seedlings are generally hardy with respect to spring frost.


Cold Hardiness: Zones 1 - 7

Edible: Yes

SizeSmall Tree 

Growth RateMedium - Slow

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: No

Germination: 60 - 80%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Preference: Prefers moist but well draining soil. Tolerant of many soil types.



For hardier seedlings, sow seeds outdoors in Fall. If sowing indoors…

SEED PRETREATMENT: Soak seeds in water for 24 hours. Mix seeds with a moistened grow medium equal to 3-4 times seed volume. Place in a plastic bag, covered tray/cells or container.

STRATIFICATION: 90 days cold/moist (5°C). Place plastic bag with seeds and soil in your refrigerator, preferably in a veggie crisper. Inspect periodically for even moisture.

POST-STRATIFICATION: Sow stratified seeds 1/4” deep. Alternating soil temperatures during the day (25°C) and night (18°C) aids germination. Water evenly and regularly.

GERMINATION: When all previously mentioned requirements are fulfilled, germination generally occurs in 30-60 days.

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Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia. 

  • $5.99

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