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Ananas Reinette Apple tree

Owner: Mike

Location:  Glen Rock, PA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2011
Age of this tree:12 years
Soil:Sandy Loam 
Climate at this location:Zone 6
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments

Owner's comments

20120812: Noticed for the first time this year the formation of grey spots on the apple. Looks like normal growth. 20120510: Four flowers were successfully pollinated and setting fruit. 20120504: Looks like I successfully hand pollinated at least two apples. 20120426: Ananas Reinette seems to be a long term bloomer. This is the first year it has flowered for me, however the branch tips started blooming first, now flower buds are forming all along the branches. I have flowers already past prime, just open/opening, and buds just forming so may be able to cross with Tremlett's Bitter also. Unusual apple to say the least. 20120416: My Ananas Reinette has many flower buds. I noted peak bloom day yesterday. There are still many closed flower buds so may flower over a long period. I have been hand pollinating the flowers hoping to set fruit. Will pollinate with Gold Russet any day now when that apple tree flowers (thank you Orange Pippin). 20120409: Two buds opened. Watch for a picture of the flower. Sent to Orange Pippin today. Flowers are small, no scent noticeable. Hand pollinated one with Hewes Virginia crab and the other with the Siberian crab apple. 20120408: The flower buds are a reddish-violet color so anxious to see it flower! Should be tomorrow. 20120404: First flowers forming on three year old tree. The buds are dark pink. 20120310: Sprayed with dormant oil and bordeaux spray. 20110821: Good lateral growth the first year but not in height. Will prune once the leaves fall off. Training branches to grow more parallel to the ground. 20110322: Planted will keep you posted on growth and fruiting. The chicken wire around the tree is to keep the animals from chewing the bark off the trees and killing them (that is what happened to three of my hazelnut bushes). I also read that chicken wire will keep deer off (they like to rub their antler fur in the autumn). Ordered this apple from Trees of Antiquity in August 2010 for Spring 2011 delivery.

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 4 April
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Three year old tree covered with blossoms this year. The blossoms formed along the trunk, branches, tips, and spurs. This tree has become my favorite grower. Trunk base is approximately 5 cm in diameter, strong branching, and covered with flowers. Easy pollinator (I don't know if my efforts or the bees was the factor).
  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 15 April
    Harvest: 4th week August
    Small, pink flowers before leaves appear;see photo. Hand pollinated with crab apples in my collection.
  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

Ananas Reinette

Ananas Reinette

Uploaded: 14 Apr 2012

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Ananas Reinette tree, 2 years old

Ananas Reinette tree, 2 years old

Copyright: Mike Le Boulluec

Uploaded: 13 Jun 2011

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