Zouk31 – Rubis Gold®

A unique golden yellow apple with an orange blush without any coarsening. Crisp, juicy and with a distinct aroma. Through strong European marketing, the Class I apple is sold under the Rubis Gold® brand.

Breed Description

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Breeder: Zouk Belgium

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License: tree nursery Johan Nicolaï

Fruit

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Color: golden yellow on a light green background. In cooler climates, the apple takes on an orange blush. A very smooth skin without any coarsening.

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Coloration: Yellow with an orange blush up to 70% of the surface.

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Size: 65/80 mm.

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Flesh: light yellow and crispy

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Storage: Store well in normal refrigeration until early January. In CA until the end of July.

Taste

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Aroma: Sweet and sour with a very pronounced aroma.

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Acids: Slightly acidic.

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Texture: juicy and very crispy.

Tree

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Flowering: Late

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Picking time: Golden time.

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Hardness: 8.5 - 9 kg/cm²

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Pollinators: Golden, Granny Smith, Idared, ...

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Tree type: head growth with flat branchimplant. Open structure. Sufficiently short pruning to achieve size.

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Force of growth: medium. Important to maintain sufficient growth in the head.

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Production: Very productive, early and good yield. Thinning is necessary but easy.

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