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Rubens



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.  Pollination partners

Rubens apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

Characteristics of Rubens apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useNov-Jan
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCox's Orange Pippin