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Zabergau Reinette apple tree

Zabergau Reinette

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

  • Small 1-year bare-root tree $29.00
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    G.41 rootstock

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

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • PloidyTriploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesEating freshJuice
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • Flavor style (apples)Sweeter
  • General resistanceAverage
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originGermany
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colorRusset