Moscow Grushovka

Moscow Grushovka

 

or grushovka. skorospelka, spasovka, an ancient Russian summer variety of apple tree. The fruit are small (75 g and less), rounded and yellowish with red streaks and fall easily when ripe. The flesh is light yellow, juicy, and tart-sweet. The fruit ripen in the first half of August and may keep for 2–3 weeks; they are used fresh, dried, in jams, for making wine, and in canning. The trees are winter-resistant, bear fruit at an early age, and bear heavily (approximately 180 kg per tree). This variety is distributed in the middle zone of the RSFSR, in the Volga region, the Byelorussian SSR, the Kazakh SSR. and also in the Urals and Siberia (in procumbent form). Other well-known grushovkas are the Kuban’ (RSFSR). winter (RSFSR, Estonian SSR). and Vernyi (Kazakh SSR) varieties.

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