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Rubens

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised at the Horticultural Laboratory, Wageningen, Netherlands. Recorded in 1954 and introduced in 1955. Fruits have firm, fine flesh with a sweet flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Reinette Rouge Etoilee x Cox's Orange Pippin
Shape
Oblong 2
Size
medium 2
Height
54.00mm 2
Width
57.00mm 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high-very high 2
Russet
very low 2
Greasiness
Weak 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1955 - 008

  

Accession name
Rubens
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register