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Fruit tree comparison - Rubinette Rosso
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Rubinette Rosso

Considered by many to be the best-tasting apple ever, Rubinette has a lovely balanced sweet / sharp flavour.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill?Some needed
Fertility?Not self-fertile
Flowering group?3
Pollinating others?Average
Vigour?Weak growing
Bearing regularity?Regular
Fruit bearing?Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence?Normal ripening


Picking season?Late
Use / keeping?1-2 months
Flavour quality?Exceptional
Flavour styleSweet/Sharp
Probably the best balance of sweet and sharp of any apple variety

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Overall disease resistance?Poor


Country of originSwitzerland
Period of origin1950 - 1999
Fruit colourOrange flush
Blossom colourPink - light
Leaf colourGreen