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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.

Also known as

  • Rafzubin

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 - Apple
    • Originates from: Switzerland
    • Developed by: Hans Wicki, Promo Fruit AG


    • Country of origin: Switzerland
    • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
    • Fruit colour: Orange flush
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Popularity: Best sellers
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous


    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
    • Flavour quality: Exceptional
    • Flavour style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
    • Discoloration of fruit: Oxidising
    • Vitamin C content: Low
    • Cropping: Light
    • Fruit persistence: Persistent
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Pollinating others: Average
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Weak growing
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile


    • Frost resistance of blossom: Some resistance
    • Cold hardiness (USDA): (4) -30F / -34C
    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Climate suitability: Warm climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Poor
    • Scab (Apple and Pear): Some susceptibility
    • Powdery mildew: Some susceptibility
    • Fire blight: Some susceptibility

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.

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