Crossing: Controlled pollination between
the parent varieties Redwinter and Rubinette®,
var. 'Rafzubin', clone 90-2.
Breeder: Peter Hauenstein, 8197 Rafz/Switzerland
Growth: Medium-strong, well furnished,
similar to Idared, also bears on one year wood, medium-sized
leaf, jagged tip, full green colour.
Blossom time and fertilisation: Medium, somewhat like Golden
Delicious, diploid, good pollinator. Fertilisation very
good according to experience so far. Blossom purple-red
at the ballooning stage.
Yield: Heavy and uniform, low tendency
to biennial bearing.
Fruit: Medium to large, 70-75 mm, spherical,
balanced. Very attractive, glowing red all over the fruit.
Shiny skin without any russet patches.
Fruit flesh and aroma: Creamy coloured, firm, outstandingly
good, fine spicy aroma (similar to Rubinette®) with
plenty of sugar and a pleasant acidity. Very dense texture,
crisp, and very pleasant bite, juicy throughout its storage
Harvest and storage
Harvest: Towards the end of September,
depending on season.
Storage: Ready to eat from the tree. Storage
under normal conditions at ± 0°C without loss
of flavour possible until May/June. No storage diseases
have occurred so far. Good shelf life in store.
Rootstock: M9 virus-free is recommended.
Tree form: Slender spindle, short fruit wood cut. Thin with
chemical agents. Fruit thinning by hand if necessary.
Care: Treatment against scab recommended.
Mildew resistant. Suitable for integrated production.
Red Boy® is an ideal combination
of Redwinter, with its capability of storage for a long
time, and the unbeatable flavour of Rubinette®. The
aroma, when the fruit is eaten from the tree, is sweeter
than that of Rubinette®. As its sugar and acid contents
are high, Red Boy® has still not lost any flavour even
months later, nor has it dried out. The first consumer tests
showed a high level of acceptance amongst consumers. More
than 90 percent asked where they could buy these fine apples
after having bought them once.
The combination of high sugars and acidity will ensure a
wide acceptance of Red Boy® and it will be accepted
by broad spectrum of the population. Because of its attractive,
glowing red appearance, Red Boy® has a unique appearance
and is therefore easy to recognise. Its sales and popularity
through supermarkets and grocery retail trade promises to
Protection of variety and trademark
Propagation without a licence is prohibited
The trademark Red Boy® ist registered
in Switzerland under the number 508.538 and internationally
under the number 800.844 as a trade name and graphic device.
Application has been made for protection
of the variety in the EU, Switzerland, and other countries
under the designation 'Frureru'. The owner of the variety
and trademark protection is Fruttica GmbH, 8197 Rafz/Switzerland.
Licence contracts and marketing
PROMO-FRUIT Ltd, Schluchewäg 1,
Tel. +41 43 433 56 56,
Fax +41 43 433 56 55