Why you should be excited
Pinova is a pretty apple from Germany with a distinctive floral flavour and lots of desirable qualities.
The story of Pinova
Also known as Pinata, Sonata and Corail, Pinova is an apple that engenders strong opinions.
Some are put off by its floral aroma and distinctive apple flavour. Others adore it, pointing to its parentage (Golden Delicious on one side and Clivia, child of Cox’s Orange Pippin and Duchess of Oldenburg on the other) and claiming that it’s got both the sweetness of Golden Delicious and the complexity of Cox Pippin.
It’s a fine apple in every other way, attractive, productive and long-lasting in storage, so we suggest you try this German-bred apple and judge for yourself.
Bred at Dresden-Pillnitz, Germany, 1986 introduction.
Flavour, aroma, texture
Highly aromatic, crisp and possessing an excellent sweet/tart balance and hints of tropical flavours.
A medium-sized apple that's a pretty yellow skin colour mostly covered with a pink and orange flush.
When they’re available
Late mid-season (usually early October).
Quality for fresh eating
Quality for cooking
Mainly used for fresh eating.
Quality for cider
Not particularly known for use in cider.
Good (3 months or more when kept refrigerated).