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Reine de Reinettes apple trees

(King of the Pippins)
Malus domestica
Reine de Reinettes has received the RHS Award of Garden MeritReine de Reinettes is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

Reine de Reinettes is typical of the "reinette" style apple, with its flushed orange skin and firm rather than crisp flesh. It is often known by its English name - King of the Pippins.

It has been grown in Europe since the 18th century. Although usually considered a dessert variety, it can also be used for cooking - particularly French-style patisseries, since the slices keep their shape when cooked.

It is a good juicing apple too, the juice has a good robust flavour and can also be used in cider blends.

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Reine de Reinettes organic apple trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on M9 rootstock23.25€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on M116 rootstock23.95€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 3Maidentree on MM111 rootstock23.25€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
Delivery countries
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
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Growing and Training

Reine de Reinettes is a good and reliable cropper. It grows in a compact neat fashion and disease resistance is fairly good.


Reine de Reinettes is thought to originate from France in the 18th century. It was introduced to England by a London nurseryman, Kirke of Brompton, where it was known as King of the Pippins.

Reine de Reinettes characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Season of use3 months or more
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryJuiceHard ciderDual purpose
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colourOrange flush