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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.

Rubinette Rosso identification images

  • Rubinette Rosso, showing the redder coloration of this sport

USDA identification images for Rubinette Rosso

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.


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

    Visitor reviews

    • 08 Apr 2015  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.

    Tree register

    United Kingdom

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




    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2022 season

    • 4th May  2022  - tree owned by Cheuk in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    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
    • Developed by: Hans Wicki, Promo Fruit AG


    • Picking season: Late
    • Cropping: Light
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
    • Flavor style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Discoloration of fruit: Oxidising


    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Bearing regularity: Regular


    • Cold hardiness (USDA): (4) -30F / -34C
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)


    • Country of origin: Switzerland
    • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Fruit colour: Orange flush

    Where to buy fresh fruit

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