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.
Order now for fall 2014 (warm zones) or spring 2015.
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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.
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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.
Like most triploid varieties Zabergau Reinette is quite easy to grow, and generally disease-free.
Germany, late 19th century.
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