Apple - Otava

Otava Apple

Malus domestica
A new disease resistant apple with an attactive pink blush. Firm and crisp with a tangy sharp flavour.

Origin: Czech Replublic

Pollination:  Otava is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Otava Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Espalier (2 Tier) Available £48.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20


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History and description of Otava

Otava is a modern apple variety bred by the Institute of Experimental Botany in the Czech Republic from a cross between Šampion (Champion) and Jolana. It is one of a series of varieties bred by the Institute for resistance to scab.

Otava is a medium sized, slightly ribbed flat round apple. It has a very attractive appearance with bright yellow skin and a pink blush where it catches the sun. The flesh is cream to yellow, firm and juicy with a tangy sharp taste. It ripens late and keeps very well. The tree has a compact habit and spurs freely. It is a heavy cropper which requires thinning in some years to avoid developing a biennial habit. It has very good scab resistance and some resistance to powdery mildew.

Overall Otava is an excellent garden variety particularly for those who prefer sharper flavoured apples. Its compact habit makes it particularly good for small gardens.




Main characteristics of Otava

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Nov-Mar

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Mildew: Slightly resistant
Mildew: Slightly resistant
Scab: Very resistant
Suitable for Wet Regions

Pollination date  15
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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