Zabergau Reinette apple trees

Zabergau Reinette
  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Uses: Juice
  • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
  • 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
G.11 rootstock
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Zabergau Reinette apple trees bare-root
G.935, G.935 rootstock
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$29.00

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.

*Find out more about the apple rootstocks we use to control the mature height.


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

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