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Reinette Rouge Etoilee

(Early Red Calville, Reinette Etoilee, Ster Apfel)
Reinette Rouge Etoilee is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

Reinette Rouge Etoilee is a very pretty traditional apple, still grown widely across the low countries and northern France.  It was first described in 1830 and is probably much older. 

Etoile, which means "starry" may refer to flecks or lenticels which cover the red skin like little stars.

The apples are ripe towards the end of September and can be kept for a couple of months.

The white flesh is sometimes tinged with pink. It is firm and slightly dry, with a mild apple flavor. It is generally used as an eating apple, but is perhaps more attractive in the fruit bowl than on the palate.

Being an old and widely-planted variety, Reinette Rouge Etoilee goes by many names.


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Reinette Rouge Etoilee organic apple trees - graft to order

  • 11-year tree on M9 rootstock 24.95€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • 21-year tree on MM111 rootstock 24.95€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • 31-year tree on Franc rootstock 24.95€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years)
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Reinette Rouge Etoilee characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Picking periodlate September
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Season of use1-2 months
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • CankerSome resistance
  • Country of originBelgiumNetherlands
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Flesh colourWhitePink / Red
  • Fruit colourCrimsonRed - dark
  • Fruit sizeSmall