Apple - Canadian Reinette

Canadian Reinette Apple

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

Origin: France 1771

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

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Canadian Reinette Apple Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


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.



Main characteristics of Canadian Reinette

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Russet
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Nov-Mar

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Canker: Susceptible
Scab: Resistant
Special features Attractive Blossom
Cooked Keeps Shape

Pollination date  14
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile Triploid
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Other names  Reinette du Canada, Reinetter Grise du Canada