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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.  Pollination partners

Rubinola apple trees for sale

M27 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very dwarfing) £21.50 Sold-out
M27 rootstock 2 year Step-over (Very dwarfing) £39.00 Sold-out
M9 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £21.50
Geneva 16 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £21.50
M9 rootstock 2 year Bush (Dwarfing) £34.50 Sold-out
M9 rootstock 2 year Espalier (2 Tier) (Dwarfing) £56.50 Sold-out
M26 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-dwarfing) £21.50
M26 rootstock 2 year Bush (Semi-dwarfing) £34.50
M26 rootstock 2 year Cordon (Semi-dwarfing) £31.50
MM106 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £21.50
MM106 rootstock 2 year Espalier (2 Tier) (Semi-vigorous) £56.50
MM106 rootstock 2 year Fan Trained (Semi-vigorous) £56.50 Sold-out
MM106 rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-vigorous) £34.50
MM106 rootstock 2 year Palmette oblique (Semi-vigorous) £56.00
M25 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £21.50
M25 rootstock 2 year Standard (Very vigorous) £34.50 Sold-out

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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.

Characteristics of Rubinola apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Sept
Season of useSept-Dec
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceMildew - Resistant
Scab - Very resistant
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Wet Regions
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
PollinatorsPollination partners