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Rubinette Apple Tree
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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. It's also easier to manage than full-sized trees. One person can prune, spray, net and harvest the tree—all while standing on the ground. 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. Quik-Cal Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties, 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 ft.
  • $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
  • Spacing: Standard: 20 feet -- Reachables: 6 - 10 feet
  • Depth: Locate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system.
  • 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: Light yields
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Blooms: Midseason
  • 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: Upright, spreading.
  • Soil Requirements: Average, evenly moist, well-drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: Thin fruit late spring. Allow no more than 1 fruit per set of blossoms.
  • 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. Not prone to biennial bearing.

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