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Reinette Zabergau Apple Scionwood (Spring 2024)


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. From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.12; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.79; pH: 3.46; SG: 1.057; °Brix: 13.4.

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).

Volume Pricing

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Quantity Reinette Zabergau Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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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. From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.12; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.79; pH: 3.46; SG: 1.057; °Brix: 13.4.

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).


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider, Disease-Resistant, Cold-Hardy

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, cider, baking, storage, sauce
Cider classification: bittersharp
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: russeted
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Germany
Introduced in: 1885
Introduced by:

The Environment

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
Fireblight: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? N
Ploidy: Triploid

Pollination Partners

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