Rabina Mt. Ash
Rabina Mt. Ash was selected in Russia for its non-bitter, sweet-tart, tasty and nutritious fruit. Rabina’s abundant and attractive, bright orange berries can be eaten fresh and make tasty juice and preserves. Rabina Mt. Ash forms an upright-growing, small to medium-size tree which can easily be kept at 12 ft. in height or less with pruning.
While Mountain Ash is widely grown for its ornamental value, we are pleased to offer several unique and attractive Eastern European and Russian varieties which were selected for their fruit. Mountain Ash fruit is high in Vitamins A and C, niacin, pectic and trace elements. Fruit of our varieties is eaten fresh and used in preserves, jam, pastry, and wine.
Many of our varieties are hybrids of Mountain Ash and other species and vary in form as noted. Mountain Ash like full to half day sun, well drained soil, and can grow 10-15 ft. in height, depending on the variety. Certain varieties like, Dwarf Shipova begin bearing the 2nd or 3rd year after planting and produce 30 lbs. or more of fruit at maturity while other can take up to 7 years. Mountain Ash blooms in late spring and fruit ripens in early fall. Our varieties are pest and disease resistant and hardy to minus 40 degrees F., USDA Zone 3.
Latin Name: Sorbus aucuparia
Site and Soil: Mountain Ash and its hybrids like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Rabina is partially self-fertile. Plant with another variety for cross-pollination and heavier crops.
Hardiness: Rabina is hardy to approx. minus 40F
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 12-15 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Late spring
Ripening Time: Early fall
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Rabina is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 2
Sunset Western Zone: A1-A3, 1-10, 14-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 34-43