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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? Average
Cropping Light
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 3
Pollinating others? Average
Ploidy? Diploid
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 style Sweet/Sharp
Probably the best balance of sweet and sharp of any apple variety

Looking after

Overall disease resistance? Poor


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