Rubens (Civni)


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.

Rubens is a mid-season apple, being harvested 7-10 days after Gala. Growers selected to plant Rubens are specifically chosen with regard to factors affecting environmental protection.

In 2010, Rubens was voted Britain’s tastiest apple at the National Fruit Show in Marden, Kent.

Good Fruit Guide Rating: *****

Sweet, crunchy, juicy

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
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October: UK, Holland
  • November: UK, Holland
  • December: UK, Holland


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