Zabergau Reinette apple trees

Zabergau Reinette
  • Picking season: Late
  • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Uses: Juice
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3

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.

Zabergau Reinette apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height
Price
Quantity
1-year Zabergau Reinette apple trees bare-root
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Zabergau Reinette apple trees bare-root
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Zabergau Reinette apple trees bare-root
Large (10ft-14ft) mature height
$32.00
Out of stock

We are between seasons at the moment. You can pre-order trees now for delivery when the new season starts (fall for warmer zones, or next spring), you won't be asked to pay until nearer the time.


How to grow

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

Historical details

Germany, late 19th century.

Zabergau Reinette characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style (apples): Sweeter
  • Uses: Eating fresh Juice
  • Discoloring: Oxidising

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Pollinating others: Poor
  • Ploidy: Triploid
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Problems

  • Disease resistance: Average

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (4) -30F / -34C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: Germany
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Russet