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Dutch Mignonne apple

An old Dutch or English dual-purpose late-season apple, which maintains a good flavour in storage.

Also known as

  • Reinette de Caux

USDA identification images for Dutch Mignonne

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

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    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1953-047


    • Country of origin: Netherlands
    • Period of origin: 1750 - 1799
    • Fruit colour: Green / Red
    • Fruit colour: Orange flush
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Flowering duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
    • Flesh colour: Cream
    • Fruit size: Large
    • Fruit shape: Round
    • Fruit shape: Flat-round


    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
    • Flavour quality: Good
    • Cropping: Good
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Dual purpose
    • Picking month: October
    • Picking period: mid-October


    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile


    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Dutch Mignonne:

    United States


    • Apples of England (1948)
      Author: Taylor

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