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Reinette Rouge Etoilee apple trees

(Early Red Calville, Reinette Etoilee, Ster Apfel)
Malus domestica
Reinette Rouge Etoilee
Reinette Rouge Etoilee is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

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., and is known by many different names.

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 flavour.

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Reinette Rouge Etoilee organic apple trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on M9 rootstock 19.95€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on MM111 rootstock 19.95€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 3Maidentree on Bittenfelder rootstock 19.95€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
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Growing and Training

The apples of Reinette Rouge Etoilee tend to fall from the tree as they approach maturity in early September - gather them up and place in a fruit bowl to allow them to become fully ripe. Alternatively, if you wish to store the apples, pick them just before they start to fall.


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