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Reinette du Canada apple



Inspite of the name, Reinette du Canada is an old French semi-russetted apple variety.  It is one of the most widely-grown russet varieties in France, readily available in supermarkets and village markets simply as "Canada" - although this term is also used for the more russeted Reinette Grise du Canada.  The extent of russeting is usually fairly light, and the underlying light yellow/green skin is readily visible and may be flushed red.

Most russet apples have culinary qualities, but whereas the main English russet apples are usually regarded as dessert apples, Reinette du Canada is primarily a culinary apple.

Last updated 06 Mar 2011.

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An old French russet variety, and remains the definitive French russet variety. Also known as Reinette Blanche du Canada.

Reinette du Canada phototape

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Unknown
  • Originates from: France
  • Introduced: 18th century
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1598
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 2001-125

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Yellow / Gold
  • Bultitude apple group: 8. Russeted, sweet

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Cooking result: Textured puree
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months

Growing

  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Triploid
  • Pollinating others: Poor
  • Vigour: Large

Climate

  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

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References and further reading about this variety

  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

Reinette du Canada identification photos from official fruit collections

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2013 season

  • 21st May  2013  - tree owned by Jean in Martock, United Kingdom

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