They have dull golden-green skin flushed with bright red stripes, with some fawn-coloured russetting. In warmer climates, the skin is more green.
Inside, they have cream-coloured, crisp, tender flesh. It has a rich flavour, with a honey-like sweetness balanced with tartness.
The fruit ripens in early October. It stays on the tree well but the flavour degrades if left on past when it’s ripe.
The tree does well in warmer climates.
Rubinette Apples were developed in Switzerland in 1966, possibly a cross between Cox’s Orange Pippin and Golden Delicious apples.
Hauser, Kevin. How to Plan and Plant an Instructional Orchard at Your Southern California School. Kuffel Creek Press, Riverside, California. 2008.