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Reinette Descardre apple

Reinette Descardre is a good quality dessert apple. It is a late variety, ready for picking in late September, but unlike most late-season varieties it does not keep particularly well.

The apples have a firm flesh with a sweeet fruity flavor.

Reinette Descardre was raised in the 1820s by Benoit Descardre, a nurseryman from Chenee, near Liege in the French-speaking region of Wallonia in Belgium. It is found throughout Wallonia and also in neighbouring areas of northern France.

Reinette Descardre identification images

USDA identification images for Reinette Descardre

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


    • Picking season: Late
    • Cropping: Good
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
    • Flavor style (apples): Sweeter
    • Food uses: Eating fresh


    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Ploidy: Triploid
    • Bearing regularity: Regular


    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy


    • Country of origin: Belgium
    • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
    • Fruit size: Large
    • Fruit colour: Green / Yellow
    • Fruit colour: Orange flush
    • Fruit colour: Russet

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