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Rubinette Apple Tree

Intense Honey Flavor for Fresh Eating

Has been described as "quite possibly the world's best tasting apple," but you'll have to decide for yourself. This cross of Cox's Orange Pippin and Golden Delicious features a rich combination of sweet, tart and intense honey flavors making it a top choice for fresh eating and juice. Ripens in late September-early October. Zones 4-9.

Now available in Reachables size! A Reachables tree produces full-sized fruits, but on a smaller tree. That makes it easier to fit into your garden, orchard—or even a container. Thanks to state-of-the-art rootstock technology, these trees stay manageable allowing one person to prune, spray, net and harvest the tree—all while standing on the ground. No ladders required! Note: Because their full-sized fruits grow on smaller trees, Reachables require a tree support.

Why buy a Deluxe package -Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. of Fruit-Boost™ Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties (see video below), a premium tree guard to protect the trunk from gnawing pests, mowers and weed trimmers, and a copy of Backyard Horticulture for Fun and Profit—How to Make $10,000 in Your Spare Time.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

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  • 76362
  • Standard 2-4' tree
  • $37.99
  • 62715
  • Standard Deluxe
  • $45.99
  • 62716
  • Reachables® 2-4' tree
  • $52.99
  • 62717
  • Reachables® Deluxe
  • $59.99
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Rubinette'
  • Height: Standard: 20-25 feet. Reachables: 6-8 feet. Reachables tree heights will vary some based on location, soil, light, temperature, and other environmental factors.
  • Spacing: Standard: 20 feet. Reachables: 6-10 feet.
  • Depth: Locate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system. The graft should be about 2 inches above the soil surface.
  • Spread: Standard: 20 feet
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Pollinator: Another midseason blooming variety, self-infertile. Honeycrisp, McIntosh, Granny Smith, Fuji, Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Crunch, Sundance, Pristine.
  • Yield: Standard: Light yields -- Reachables: 3/4 - 1 bushel. Matures late season, Late Septemeber- early October. Bearing age: 3-5 years.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Blooms: Mid Spring, Late Spring
  • Fruit: Small to medium size fruit with bright red striping over golden ground color and slight russeting. Cream to yellow flesh. Balance of sweetness and rich sharpness.
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Form: Fruit, Fruit Tree, Apple, Standard Apple, Reachables Apple
  • Soil Requirements: Average, evenly moist, well-drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: Prune in late winter/early spring, while trees are still dormant. There are normally two goals when pruning an apple tree: 1. Initially, on young trees, to encourage a strong, solid framework. 2. On mature trees to maintain shape, maximize sun exposure and encourage fruit production. You will also want to remove any suckers coming from the rootstock. Unwanted shoots and suckers can be removed at any time. Also remove any crossed, crowded or inward-growing limbs in late winter or very early sprin
  • Size: Standard 2-4'
  • Comments: A cross between Cox's Orange Pippin and Golden Delicious. Very similar in flavor to Cox, but performs much better in warmer climates. Fruit size improves as tree gets older. Described as 'quite possibly the world's best tasting apple'. Rich combination of sugar, acid and intense honeyed flavor. Very aromatic. Keeps well for 2 months. Not prone to biennial bearing.

Planting Success: Step by Step


Trees - Unboxing
Trees - Unboxing
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Trees - Planting Delayed
Trees - Site Prep
Trees - Site Prep
Trees - Planting
Trees - Planting
Trees - Fertilizer/Staking/Mulching
Trees - Fertilizer/Staking/Mulching
Trees - Reachables
Trees - Reachables

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