Reinette de Flandre appleMalus domestica
Reinette de Flandres is an old apple variety which appears to have originated in southern Belgium or northern France, where it is still commonly found.
Like many older varieties it is essentially dual-purpose - crisp and juicy for eating fresh, but also very suitable for juicing, and can be baked or used in preserves.
Reinette de Flandre apple identification images
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USDA identification images for Reinette de Flandre
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.
We don't have any registered trees for this variety yet. If you have a Reinette de Flandre tree you can register it here.
- Species: Malus domestica - Apple
- Country of origin: France
- Fruit colour: Brown
- Fruit colour: Green / Yellow
- Fruit colour: Russet
- Annual cycle: Deciduous
- Fruit size: Small
- Fruit shape: Conical
- Picking season: Late
- Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
- Flavour quality: Very good
- Flavour style (apples): Sharper
- Cooking result: Keeps shape
- Juice style: Sharper
- Cropping: Good
- Fruit persistence: Normal ripening
- Food uses: Eating fresh
- Food uses: Culinary
- Food uses: Juice
- Food uses: Traditional cooker
- Food uses: Dual purpose
- Picking month: October
- Picking period: early October
- Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators
- Gardening skill: Average
- Flowering group: 2
- Ploidy: Triploid
- Vigour: Slightly small
- Bearing regularity: Regular
- Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
- Organic culture: Suitable
- Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
- Climate suitability: Temperate climates
- Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy
- Disease resistance: Good
- Canker: Some susceptibility
- Scab (Apple and Pear): Some susceptibility
Where to buy trees
The following tree nurseries offer Reinette de Flandre apple trees for sale:
- Thomas Fruit Trees (EU) France
Flanders Reinette apple trees
Where to buy fresh fruit
No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.