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Reinette des Capucins apple trees

Malus domestica
Reinette des Capucins is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 2

Reinette des Capucins is a well-regarded old French apple variety, probably originating from the area around Calais.

It is primarily used in the kitchen, where its strong apple flavors hold up well in baking - slices keep their shape when cooked. However its rich sharp acidity and crisp flesh make it an enjoyable apple to eat fresh.

The apples are harvested in early October, and can be kept until January.

Reinette des Capucins is easy to grow, and like many old varieties is a good choice if you are trying to avoid using chemical sprays. Being a fairly weak variety it does best on the more vigorous rootstocks.

 

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Reinette des Capucins organic apple trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on M9 rootstock 19.45€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on MM111 rootstock 19.45€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 3Maidentree on Bittenfelder rootstock 19.45€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
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Reinette des Capucins characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • PloidyTriploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Picking periodearly October
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Season of use1-2 months
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryJuiceTraditional cookerDual purpose
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • CankerVery resistant
  • Country of originFrance
  • Fruit colourGreen / YellowOrange flush
  • Fruit sizeAverage