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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.  Pollination partners

Otava apple trees for sale

M9 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £21.50 Sold-out
M9 rootstock 2 year Bush (Dwarfing) £34.50
MM106 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £21.50
MM106 rootstock 2 year Espalier (2 Tier) (Semi-vigorous) £56.50

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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.

Characteristics of Otava apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useNov-Mar
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceMildew - Slightly resistant
Mildew - Slightly resistant
Scab - Very resistant
Suitable forWet Regions
Pollination date15
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners