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Zabergau Reinette apple


Zabergau Reinette is a German russet apple.  It is larger than most russets, probably a result of its unusual triploid nature.

Zabergau Reinette has a rather sharp flavor and unyielding dense flesh when eaten straight from the tree, but is much sweeter after a month or so in a cold store.

The blossom is particularly attractive.



Zabergau Reinette identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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  • Zabergau Reinette
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  • Zabergau Reinette
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  • Zabergau Reinette
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  • Zabergau Reinette blossom
    Copyright: Dr. Frank Hofmann

Visitor reviews

  • 06 Oct 2015  P. Seburn,  NW VA, United States
    Got first crop in NW VA this year. Large apples, significant watercore that will hopefully resolve as the tree ages. Good but nothing close to Boskoop for a large European russet. Large beautiful triploid flowers. No fireblight.
  • 29 Apr 2013  Gil Schieber,  WASHINGTON, United States
    My most favorite apple for my region. No bugs, no scab, regular heavy crop, vigorous on bud-9, Here in Western Washington-U.S. it has a window of perfection of 3-4 weeks. Goes soft in 1-2 months (but still juicy). A perfect varietal cider apple, like Staymen Winesap. Here average high summer Temp is 65 degrees, 1800 Growing Degree Days (GDD)
  • 02 Sep 2010  Dave Liezen,  WASHINGTON, United States
    Yesterday repeated something I'd encountered in a website and realized it was anomolous: Checked with John Bultitude's book and found no mention of Zabergäu as a triploid.
  • 02 Sep 2010  Dave Liezen,  WASHINGTON, United States
    Sounds like a worthy choice; also a triploid as is Belle de Boskoop. Does it bloom mid-season in Germany?
  • 08 Dec 2009  Frank Hofmann,  BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG, Germany
    The Zabergäu Renette is rather unlike a Pink Lady: more like a tart and spicy Russett apple. The best comparison might be the "Beauty of Boskoop" although the Zabergäu is sweeter in taste. Both Boskoop and Zabergäu are excellent for apple pies. It is resistant to all the apple diseases, a good cropper and keeps well into March.
  • 30 Sep 2008  Ron Johnson,  TEXAS, United States
    Never tried one of these bad boys but they look quite interesting, the big question is can they live up to the legend which is a pink lady!

Tree register

United States

Germany

Spring blossom records for this variety

2014 season

  • 13th May  2014  - tree owned by Don in Twisp, United States

2011 season

  • 20th April  2011  - tree owned by Frank in Cleebronn, Germany

2009 season

  • 11th May  2009  - tree owned by Frank in Cleebronn, Germany
  • 19th April  2009  - tree owned by Gil in Snohomish, United States

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Harvest records for this variety

2015 season

  • September  2015  - tree owned by Roger in Madison Heights, United States

2009 season

  • 3rd week October  2009  - tree owned by Frank in Cleebronn, Germany
  • 2nd week October  2009  - tree owned by Gil in Snohomish, United States

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Unknown
  • Originates from: Germany
  • Introduced: 1885
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1178
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1951-055

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Green
  • Bultitude apple group: 8. Russeted, sweet

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more

Growing

  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Triploid
  • Pollinating others: Poor
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Attractive features: Attractive blossom
  • General disease resistance: Good

Climate

  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates


Where to buy trees

The following tree nurseries offer Zabergau Reinette apple trees for sale:


Where to buy fresh fruit

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References



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