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 apple identification images
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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.
We don't have any registered trees for this variety yet. If you have a Reinette Descardre tree you can register it here.
- Species: Malus domestica - Apple
- UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1947-466
- Country of origin: Belgium
- Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
- Fruit colour: Green / Yellow
- Fruit colour: Orange flush
- Fruit colour: Russet
- Annual cycle: Deciduous
- Flowering duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
- Flesh colour: White
- Fruit size: Large
- Fruit shape: Conical
- Picking season: Late
- Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
- Flavour quality: Good
- Flavour style (apples): Sweeter
- Cropping: Good
- Fruit persistence: Normal ripening
- Food uses: Eating fresh
- Picking month: September
- Picking period: late September
- Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators
- Gardening skill: Average
- Flowering group: 3
- Pollinating others: Poor
- Ploidy: Triploid
- Vigour: Vigorous
- 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
- Scab (Apple and Pear): Some susceptibility
- Powdery mildew: Some susceptibility
Where to buy trees
The following tree nurseries offer Reinette Descardre apple trees for sale:
- Thomas Fruit Trees (EU) France
Reinette Descardre 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.