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About this Rubinette Apple tree

Owner: Jim

Location:  Hallstead, PA, United States

Age: Planted in about 2009
Climate at this location: USDA Zone 5b. Av. Frost Free - May 4 to Oct. 6
Pruning: Light pruning.
Age of this tree: Not sure
Tree form: Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height: Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping: Not specified
Growth characteristics: Not specified
Herbicides: Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides: Chemical treatments
Main local pests: Curculios

Owner's comments

Rubinettes are prone to scab, and a good spraying program is a necessity. They are very prone to cracking. I loose many apples due to cracking. The apples that remain, however, are among the best tasting fruit I have ever eaten.

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking date / Yield Size Season notes
2018 15 May


2016 13 May

The deer wiped out my apple crop. Due to a late freeze, there were no apples on the wild trees in this area. So, mine were especially tempting.
2015 13 May

The tree set a good crop. However, most of the apples were lost, due to cracking. This is the second year this problem has occurred.
2014 17 May

2013 11 May





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