Apple - Rubinola

Rubinola Apple

Malus domestica
A delicious and attractive modern disease resistant apple with sweet melting flesh.

Origin: Czech Republic 1997

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

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Rubinola Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
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 Availability Price Qty required
M27 - Very dwarfing   1 year Maiden Sold out £17.50
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M9 - Dwarfing   2 years Bush *Reduced Price* Available £21.50
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Bush Available £28.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price* Sold out £14.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard Available £28.50
M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M25 - Very vigorous   2 years Standard Available £28.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




History and description of Rubinola

Rubinola is a cross between Prima and Rubin bred by the Institute of Experimental Botany in the Czech Republic as part of a programme to develop new disease resistant apple varieties. It was first registered in 1997.

The fruit is medium to large and almost perfectly round in shape. The skin is quite thin and a very attractive red colour over a yellow background. The yellow flesh is firm and crisp but very juicy, almost melting at the same time. It is sweet with fine aromatic flavour. Rubinola is consistently one of the favourite varieties amongst the visitors at the Keepers Nursery annual open days. When cut the flesh does not darken even after long exposure. It is a mid to late season variety best eaten from late September to the end of October but will keep much longer well into the winter if stored.

Rubinola is vigorous producing a large, attractive spreading tree. It is very resistant to apple scab and also resistant to apple powdery mildew. It is tip bearer requiring mainly formative pruning. It crops well but not excessively and requires no crop thining.




Main characteristics of Rubinola

Use Dessert
Colour Red
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Late Sept
Season of use  Sept-Dec

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Tip-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Mildew: Resistant
Scab: Very resistant
Suitable for Northern Britain
Wet Regions

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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