RubyRush™ Apple Tree

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A new disease-resistant variety with excellent taste!

The RubyRush™ Apple Tree is an exciting new release from the apple breeding program at Rutgers University and New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES). This selection is a cross between a GoldRush and an Enterprise. Prized for its scab-resistant traits, RubyRush™ also exhibits excellent resistance to fire blight and cedar apple rust. This fruit tree requires minimal maintenance, and you are more likely to have a nice harvest with less disease affecting your crop!

RubyRush™ has an excellent flavor, unlike some other disease-resistant varieties you might taste. The skin is not too thick, the fruit is juicy and aromatic with a desirable crisp texture – like a Fuji. In addition, these apples store well, up to 4-5 months in cold storage.

Another notable quality of this new cross is its harvest window. Expect these juicy apples to ripen in peak season, late September through the first week of October.

This is a vigorous apple tree and should be thinned during the growing season to avoid biennial bearing. It also requires a pollinator.

May be covered by USPP #33,546 or other patents.

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Bloom Color White
Bloom Time Mid
Chill Hours 800
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Ripens/Harvest Late September/early October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Crisp, Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 100' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apple trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.


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