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 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.