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Rubinette Apple tree

Owner: Jim

Location:  Hallstead, PA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2009
Age of this tree:12 years
Climate at this location:USDA Zone 5b. Av. Frost Free - May 4 to Oct. 6
Pruning:Light pruning.
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
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

  • 2018

    Spring blossom: 15 May
  • 2017

  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 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

    Spring blossom: 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

    Spring blossom: 17 May
  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 11 May
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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