Zabergau Reinette
Germany 1885


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The Zabergau Reinette apple tree was first discovered as a seedling growing near a small tributary stream, zaber, of the river Neckar in Baden-Württemberg, Germany in late 1800's. Very large russeted fruit, with exceptionally dense flesh with very sharp character that sweetens as it stores off the tree. The Zabergau Reinette apple has a crisp, cream-colored flesh,  moderately juicy, and often develops a spicy, nutty flavor. I find it's best to mellow in cold storage for several weeks before eating out of hand. Our favorite russet for apple pie. Good disease resistance. Stores upwards to 4 months in cold storage. Please see below for further insight on our heirloom apple tree Zabergau Reinette and discover additional consideration for selecting the appropriate fruit trees to buy for your home and small farm. 

 

CCOF Certified Organic:  Our apple trees (exception noted) grown by Trees of Antiquity are USDA Organic, Certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Our growing methods restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetic modification (GMO) species. Reg. #40-002449


Growing Considerations for Zabergau Reinette
Germany 1885

USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Heirloom: Yes

Uses: Fresh Eating, Cider, Desserts / Pies

Harvest Period: Late

Bloom Period: Midseason

Pollination Requirement: None/Sterile best plant with self-fertile apple

Origin Date: 1800`s

Storage: 3 Months or More

Disease Resistance: Good

Rootstock: MM 111 (Semi-dwarf)

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)

Size supplied when shipped:   Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2  to 3/4 inch;  *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.


Basic idea for Pruning:  Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...                                                             

 
Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 24 February, 2016.