Apple - Rubens

Rubens Apple

Malus domestica
A red flushed apple with a raspberry flavour. Different from the modern variety of the same name now grown and sold commercially.

Origin: Netherlands 1954

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

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Rubens Apple Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


Main characteristics of Rubens

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Early Oct
Season of use  Nov-Jan

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  Cox's Orange Pippin