An attractive, highly disease-resistant apple, ideal for organic growers.
Reinette Zabergau Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)
A very large, intensely flavored russet from Germany. Also known as Zabergau Reinette, Reinette Zabergäu, Grau Renette Von Zabergau.
This tree is large, vigorous, cold hardy (to zone 4), and a heavy cropper, but nonetheless reliably annual. It is a triploid and two diploid pollenizers will need to be present for full fertility, but the tree has no other difficulties. It is mildly susceptible to scab but otherwise disease resistant.
One of the largest of the russets, this apple is bronze patched and streaked over a green background. It is a dense apple, but crunchy and aromatic. The flavor when harvested is intense and sweet-sharp, but it mellows in storage, developing a balanced sweetness that has the rich nuttiness we expect from a good russet. It will store well through the winter and it has found favor with some American cider makers for its aromatic qualities.
Commonly thought to have arisen in Germany near the Zaber River in 1885, Reinette Zabergau remains a highly regarded dessert and baking apple in Germany. Try it in a strudel or German apple cake (Versunkener Apfelkuchen).
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Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider, Disease-Resistant, Cold-Hardy
Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, cider, baking, storage, sauce
Cider classification: sweet,sharp
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: russeted
Flesh color: off-white
Introduced in: 1885
Calendar & Geography
USDA zones: 4 - 7
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Sep 29 (approximate, in New York State) + 14 days after McIntosh
Diseases & Pests
Apple Scab: Susceptible
Cedar-Apple Rust: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant
Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? N
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|White Winter Pearmain Apple||0|
|Virginia Crab Apple||0|
|Spitzenburg Esopus Apple||0|
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