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Orleans Reinette

Orleans Reinette
  • Picking season: Late
  • Country of origin: France
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

Orleans Reinette is an old French late-season apple variety, first recorded in the 18th century. It is very different from modern apples, being firm rather than crisp to the bite.

However it has remained quietly popular in both Europe and North America on account of its rich old-fashioned flavor.

Orleans Reinette apple trees for sale

  • 1.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)


How to grow

Orleans Reinette is a fairly light cropper and grows best in areas with dry climates.

In cooler zones flowering can occur over quite a long period which makes it difficult to assign Orleans Reinette to a specific flowering group, but it basically flowers in the mid/late blossom season and will therefore be pollinated by most other apple varieties.



History

Orleans Reinette originates from France in the 18th century.



Orleans Reinette characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking period (southern UK):mid-October
    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Light
    • Keeping (of fruit):2-3 weeks
    • Food uses:Eating fresh, Culinary
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:4
    • Pollinating others:Poor
    • Ploidy:Triploid
    • Vigour:Average vigour
    • Bearing regularity:Biennial tendency
    • Fruit bearing:Spur-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Average
    • Scab:Very susceptible
  • Climate

    • Climate suitability:Temperate climates
    • Cold hardiness (USDA):(4) -30F / -34C
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F), Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:France
    • Period of origin:1750 - 1799
    • Fruit colour:Orange flush