Zabergau Reinette apple trees

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

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
Out of stock
1-year Zabergau Reinette apple trees bare-root
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$29.00
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How to grow

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

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

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
  • Flavor style (apples): Sweeter
  • 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

Disease resistance

  • General 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 color: Russet