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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.

Bio / Organic  fruit trees

Reine de Reinettes organic apple trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on M9 rootstock 19.45€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on M116 rootstock 19.45€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 3Maidentree on MM111 rootstock 19.45€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 4Maidentree on Bittenfelder rootstock 19.45€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
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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 characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Picking periodearly October
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Season of use3 months or more
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryJuiceHard ciderDual purpose
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colourOrange flush