Borovinka

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Borovinka

 

an ancient Russian variety of apple tree. The fruit is of average size or larger (80–120 g), almost perfectly round, yellow with a striped or streaked blush. The pulp is yellowish white, juicy, tart, and spicy. The tree attains a small or an average height, is winter-hardy, and bears fruit in the fourth or fifth year; the yield is abundant (1.5 to 2 centners from one tree). The Borovinka is found in the central area of RSFSR (autumn variety) and in the southern regions (summer variety).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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