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Rubinette Apple tree

Owner: Sylvia

Location:  Portland, MULTNOMAH/OREGON, United States

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:Size-controlled--can't remember what
Soil:Clay 
Climate at this location:Rainy! Mild winters, mild summers
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:Apple maggot

Owner's comments

It was a 2-year-old tree when we planted it last winter. To my surprise, it gave us quite a few apples this summer! We lost a few to apple maggots but not too many. Next year we'll try footies. These are among the best apples I've ever had. Crisp, tart, fragrant. We dried them. They lost some flavor w drying but they're still good.

Season records for this tree

  • 2009

    Spring blossom:  

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