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Malus pumila 'Pinova'
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Genus Malus
Species Malus pumila
Hybrid parentage 'Clivia' × 'Golden Delicious'
Cultivar 'Pinova'
Marketing names
  • Corail
  • Piñata
  • Sonata
Origin Pillnitz, Dresden, Germany
'Pinova' apple

'Pinova' is a German apple cultivar. It was created in 1965 at the Institut für Obstforschung of Dresden–Pillnitz in Saxony[1] which at that time was in the German Democratic Republic. After Germany was re-united in 1990, the rights to the cultivar passed to the Free State of Saxony.[2]

'Pinova' is a hybrid between 'Clivia' and 'Golden Delicious'. 'Clivia' is a hybrid of 'Geheimrat Dr. Oldenburg' and 'Cox's Orange Pippin'.[3] 'Pinova' may also be called 'Corail', Piñata® or 'Sonata'.


'Pinova' has a high fruit yield, with little tendency towards biennial bearing;[2]:19 it has good resistance to scab and is a good pollenizer for many varieties.[2]:19 The fruit stores well. It is juicy and crisp,[4] and has some of the taste of Cox's, the coloration of Oldenburg and the shape of 'Golden Delicious'.[2] The fruit is picked early in October.[4]

'Pinova' is planted commercially in Europe. In the United States it is patented,[2] and may be sold under the brand-name "Piñata".


  1. ^ Mitteilungen des Obstbauversuchsringes des Alten Landes e. V. und der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Baumschulen im Obstbauversuchsring, Volume 57 (in German). p. 100. Accessed April 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e Manfred Fischer, Christa Fischer (2002). Pinova Apple Cultivar. The Compact Fruit Tree 35 (1): 19–20. Archived 6 March 2004.
  3. ^ K. M. Evans, A. Patocchi, F. Rezzonico, F. Mathis, C. E. Durel, F. Fernández-Fernández, A. Boudichevskaia, F. Dunemann, M. Stankiewicz-Kosyl, L. Gianfranceschi, M. Komjanc, M. Lateur, M. Madduri, Y. Noordijk, W. E. van de Weg (2011). Genotyping of pedigreed apple breeding material with a genome-covering set of SSRs: trueness-to-type of cultivars and their parentages. Molecular Breeding 28 (4): 535–547. doi:10.1007/s11032-010-9502-5
  4. ^ a b Pinova. National Fruit Collection. Accessed March 2016.

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