Reinette de France apple
Reinette de France is an old French dessert apple. Its origins are uncertain but it is still widely found across the north of France and the French-speaking area of southern Belgium (Wallonia).
The apples are a gold green color, often with extensive russeting. They ripen in late October, and can be stored for several months.
Reinette de France apple identification images
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USDA identification images for Reinette de France
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 France tree you can register it here.
- Species: Malus domestica - Apple
- UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1948-221
- Country of origin: Belgium
- Country of origin: France
- Fruit colour: Green / Yellow
- Fruit colour: Russet
- Annual cycle: Deciduous
- Flowering duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
- Flesh colour: White
- Fruit size: Average
- Fruit shape: Flat-round
- Picking season: Very late
- Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
- Flavour quality: Very good
- Flavour style (apples): Aromatic
- Cropping: Good
- Fruit persistence: Normal ripening
- Food uses: Eating fresh
- Picking month: October
- Picking period: late October
- Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators
- Gardening skill: Average
- Flowering group: 5
- Pollinating others: Poor
- Ploidy: Triploid
- Vigour: Slightly large
- Bearing regularity: Regular
- Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
- Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
- Climate suitability: Temperate climates
- Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy
- Disease resistance: Average
- Canker: Some susceptibility
Where to buy trees
The following tree nurseries offer Reinette de France apple trees for sale:
- Thomas Fruit Trees (EU) France
Reinette de France 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.