All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown

Reinette du Canada apple

Inspite of the name, Reinette du Canada is an old French semi-russetted apple variety.  It is one of the most widely-grown russet varieties in France, readily available in supermarkets and village markets simply as "Canada" - although this term is also used for the more russeted Reinette Grise du Canada.  The extent of russeting is usually fairly light, and the underlying light yellow/green skin is readily visible and may be flushed red.

Most russet apples have culinary qualities, but whereas the main English russet apples are usually regarded as dessert apples, Reinette du Canada is primarily a culinary apple.

Reinette du Canada identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
©Crown Copyright more >

  • Copyright: Orange Pippin

  • Reinette du Canada
    Copyright: Orange Pippin

  • Reinette du Canada
    Copyright: Orange Pippin

Visitor reviews

Tree register

United States

United Kingdom



New Zealand

Spring blossom records for this variety

2013 season

  • 21st May  2013  - tree owned by Jean in Martock, United Kingdom

Record your blossom dates in our Fruit Tree Register - more >>.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Unknown
  • Introduced: 18th century
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1598


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


  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Ploidy: Triploid


  • Country of origin: France
  • Fruit colour: Yellow / Orange

Where to buy fresh fruit

United States



  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

©2021 Orange Pippin Ltd. All rights reserved.

You may not reproduce any of the content of this website without our express permission.
We do not accept any liability for loss or damage incurred as a result of any errors in the content of this website.