Spring 2015 seasonPlease order now for delivery in spring 2015. 

Zabergau Reinette apple trees

  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Juicing 

Zabergau Reinette is a winter russet apple with a strong rich flavor. It is harvested towards the end of October but at this point the flavor is very "green" and nettle-like. It improves after a month or so in cold storage and the flavor then sweetens, but remains pleasantly intense.

As well as its rather handsome apples, Zabergau Reinette produces an abundance of attractive blossom in spring.

Shipping starts in March 2015.

Zabergau Reinette apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Small  (6ft - 9ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.11 rootstock  (dwarf) $29.00 Sold outalert me
Large  (9ft - 12ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.30 rootstock  (semi-vigorous) $29.00

Delivery discounts. Prices are for individual trees excluding delivery. There is no minimum quantity but it is cost effective to order in multiples of 4 trees.

Delivery period: Trees are delivered in March and April. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in a warm zone (e.g. Southern California, Alabama etc.) Fall delivery is possible. More details on our spring shipping schedule by state.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Zabergau Reinette

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Poor?
  • Ploidy: Triploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Attractive blossom
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?

    Uses

  • Picking season: Late?
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more?
  • Flavour quality: Good?
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for juice
  • Drying / Discoloring: Oxidising?

    Identification

  • Country of origin: Germany
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Russet
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

    Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • USDA Zone 4: Yes
  • USDA Zone 5: Yes
  • USDA Zone 6: Yes
  • USDA Zone 7: Yes
  • Cold hardiness: -30F / -34C?


Pollination guide for Zabergau Reinette

Zabergau Reinette is in flowering group 3. Zabergau Reinette is a triploid variety and cannot pollinate other varieties. It needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. You can either plant a self-fertile variety (which will pollinate itself and the Zabergau Reinette) or you can plant two pollination partners which must each be of different varieties and able to cross-pollinate each other as well as the Zabergau Reinette. If you need further advice on this just get in touch. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apple trees.

How to grow Zabergau Reinette apple trees

Like most triploid varieties Zabergau Reinette is quite easy to grow, and generally disease-free.



Historical details

Germany, late 19th century.


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Zabergau Reinette'




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