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Rubinette Rosso® apple

Rubinette Rosso is a sport of the original Rubinette, with a stronger red coloration and slightly better skin finish.  The outstanding flavor is unchanged.

Visitor reviews

  • 08 Apr 2015  Carl,  IDAHO, United States
    There were not any tasting notes for this variety, and little info. This is a fantastic variety, medium in size, with crisp flesh and a delicate sweet taste. It's a low acid, refreshing sweet flavor that lingers like watery honey at the back of your palette.
  • 25 Sep 2014  Elaine Whiteley,  PERTH AND KINROSS, United Kingdom
    I have just eaten my first Rubinette Rosso, picked rather too early from my young tree here in Scotland; I let just one apple develop and have been watching it closely all year. I couldn't wait any longer; the suspense was killing me. The taste was really impressive, especially for an apple that was actually not quite ripe; full of flavour, tangy and agreeably sharp; I think had I left it a little longer it would have mellowed into something even better. One thing that doesn't get mentioned in the descriptions of this apple is how attractive it is when in flower; the blossom is pale inside but the outer petals are suffused with deep rose.

Tree register

United Kingdom

  • Karen in Leeds, WEST YORKSHIRE
  • Pat Burke in Market Deeping, PETERBOROUGH



Spring blossom records for this variety

2018 season

  • 4th May  2018  - tree owned by Cheuk in Amsterdam, Netherlands

2017 season

  • 28th April  2017  - tree owned by Cheuk in Amsterdam, Netherlands

2014 season

  • 10th May  2014  - tree owned by Karen in Leeds, United Kingdom
  • March  2014  - tree owned by Simon in Sant Miquel De Fluvia, Spain
  • March  2014  - tree owned by Simon in Sant Miquel De Fluvia, Spain

2013 season

  • 14th April  2013  - tree owned by Simon in Sant Miquel De Fluvià, Spain

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  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Switzerland
  • Developed by: Hans Wicki, Promo Fruit AG
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2596

This variety is a sport (natural genetic mutation) of:

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