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 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.
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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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