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Rubinette Apple on G.11 (Spring 2022)


A high quality Cox's Orange Pippin progeny for warm climates. Also known as Rafzubin.

The most notable feature of this tree is its adaptability to a wide range of climates; Rubinette can be grown in zones 4-9, and fruit quality will not suffer in hot, continental summers. This means you can grow a Cox's-style apple in southern California! The tree is squat and spreading (basitonic), and slow to bear. Growers should be patient, as the quality of the apple will continue to improve as the tree matures. Thinning is also important, as these trees will produce significantly smaller fruit if the crop is not managed. Rubinette is susceptible to fireblight, powdery mildew, and scab.

This is a small apple that is a light, dull red striped over a yellow background. It has the look and flavor of an antique, but many critics have gone further and described it as the best, the tastiest, the most wonderfulest apple they have ever eaten. It is true that the flavor is aromatic and citric, rounded by notes of vanilla and almond. But whether it is the best of the many Cox's progeny is debatable, and your answer will probably depend on where you live; this is most certainly the best Cox's-like apple you can grow in warmer climates.

Rubinette is a cross of Golden Delicious and Cox's Orange Pippin. It was developed by Walter Hauenstein in Rafz, Swizitzerland in 1966 and released in 1976.

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The most notable feature of this tree is its adaptability to a wide range of climates; Rubinette can be grown in zones 4-9, and fruit quality will not suffer in hot, continental summers. This means you can grow a Cox's-style apple in southern California! The tree is squat and spreading (basitonic), and slow to bear. Growers should be patient, as the quality of the apple will continue to improve as the tree matures. Thinning is also important, as these trees will produce significantly smaller fruit if the crop is not managed. Rubinette is susceptible to fireblight, powdery mildew, and scab.

This is a small apple that is a light, dull red striped over a yellow background. It has the look and flavor of an antique, but many critics have gone further and described it as the best, the tastiest, the most wonderfulest apple they have ever eaten. It is true that the flavor is aromatic and citric, rounded by notes of vanilla and almond. But whether it is the best of the many Cox's progeny is debatable, and your answer will probably depend on where you live; this is most certainly the best Cox's-like apple you can grow in warmer climates.

Rubinette is a cross of Golden Delicious and Cox's Orange Pippin. It was developed by Walter Hauenstein in Rafz, Swizitzerland in 1966 and released in 1976.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: cream

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Golden Delcious x Cox's Orange Pippin
Origin: Rafz, Switzerland
Introduced in: 1976
Introduced by: Walter Hauenstein

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Oct 20 (approximate, in New York State) + 35 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.11 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (25% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 8'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Susceptible
Powdery Mildew: Susceptible
Apple Scab: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (25% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Rubinette Apple on G.11. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

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