Apple - Rubinette

Rubinette Apple

Malus domestica
An excellent Cox likle apple from Switzerland.

Origin: Switzerland 1966

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

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Rubinette Apple Trees for sale - order online

We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2019/20 planting season. Our 2020/21 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May 2020 when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter.
This item is not currently available. We can propagate it to order. Click here for details of our propagation service.


History and description of Rubinette

Rubinette apple (also known as Rafzubin) was raised in 1966 in Switzerland from a Golden Delicious x Cox's Orange Pippin by Walter Hauenstein of Rafz, near Schaffhausen. A handsome apple with a honeyed intense flavour. The nearly yellow flesh has a rich blend of sugar and acid. Grown commercially in Switzerland. A tree of moderate vigour. Heavy cropper having small fruit, improving in size as the tree matures.



Main characteristics of Rubinette

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Aromatic
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Late Sep
Season of use  Oct-Nov

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Mildew: Resistant

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Parentage  Golden DeliciousCox's Orange Pippin (?)