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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

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Spring blossom records for this variety

2013 season

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

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Origins

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

Using

  • 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

Growing

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

Identification

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

Where to buy fresh fruit

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References

  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor


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