This Gala x Fuji cross does a good job of splitting the difference between its parents.
Each of these ribbed, slightly elongated apples has a very streaky red blush over a green-tinged yellow peel that sports a glossy finish.
Light lenticels add even more variation to the striped blush.
These feel pretty firm with just a little give.
Rubenstar's flesh is very juicy and reasonably crisp, a coarse-grained light yellow. Balanced and mild flavors include corn syrup, a very little melon, and a faint generic floral note.
It's easy to see both parents in this apple, which is pleasant and should appeal to fans of Gala and Fuji.
Update: The grower insisted that this apple, which seems to be known in Central California, is its own cultivar and not Rubinstar (with an i), a sport of Jonagold.