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Canadian Reinette



An old russet apple still very popular in France as a cooking or a late dessert apple.

Origin: France, 1771

Pollination: Canadian Reinette is a self-sterile triploid and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Canadian Reinette apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Canadian Reinette tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Canadian Reinette tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Canadian Reinette tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Canadian Reinette tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Canadian Reinette tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

History and description of Canadian Reinette

An old variety probably originating from Normandy, France. The earliest reference to the name dates from 1771. Grown commercially in France where it is a popular and widely available culinary and late dessert variety usually known as 'Canada'.

Medium to large, short-round-conical fruit. Often irregular or lopsided. The greenish yellow skin is usually, but not always, almost completely covered in a browish green russet. Fairly dry, firm cream coloured flesh turning crumbly in storage. The sharp taste mellows with keeping. Keeps its shape or makes a stiff puree when cooked. Good cooked flavour.

Vigorous, triploid tree. Good cropper. Attractive blossom.

Characteristics of Canadian Reinette apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
ColourRusset
FlavourSharp
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useNov-Mar
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Disease resistanceCanker - Susceptible
Scab - Resistant
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Cooked Keeps Shape
Pollination date14
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile triploid
PollinatorsPollination partners