The flavour of Rubens has a classic apple ‘tang’ with a hint of melon. This is a very good apple with medium well-balanced sweetness and an exceptional texture. The flesh ‘fractures’ as it is eaten giving quite a unique sensation. The skin is striped with an attractive orange-red colouration.
In 2010, Rubens was voted Britain’s tastiest apple at the National Fruit Show in Marden, Kent.
Origin: Rubens® is the result of a cross between Gala and Elstar conducted in 1988 by plant breeders at C.I.V. Consorzio Italiano Vivaisti, Ferrara, in Italy. Rubens® is the trade-marked name of the variety, owned by C.I.V.
Names: Civni; Rubens®.
Grown in: Italy, Austria, Germany, Holland, UK, Belgium, Denmark, Chile, South Africa, USA.
Harvest & Availability:
- January: UK, Holland
- February: UK, Holland
- March: UK, Holland
- October: UK, Holland
- November: UK, Holland
- December: UK, Holland