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

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Rubinette Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.


Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
Price
Quantity
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
£17.50
M9 - Dwarfing   2 years Cordon
£26.50
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
£17.50
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Bush *Reduced Price*
£21.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
£17.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Espalier (2 Tier)
£48.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard
£28.50
M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
£17.50



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 (?)