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Golden Reinette

An attractive apple with good fruity taste, similar Blenheim Orange.

Origin: Europe, 1600

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

Golden Reinette apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

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). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

History and description of Golden Reinette

Probably originated in Europe. Known in England in the mid-1600’s. Widely grown as a dessert and cider apple in the 18th century and continued to be grown for the markets around London in the 19th century. Although in 1883 it was voted amongst the top dozen varieties its reputation then declined. Continues to be grown in Europe.

A medium sized apple. Flat-round to oblong shape with a trace of ribs. Golden yellow background skin colour with an orange red flush and numerous russet dots. Deep cream flesh, crisp to crumbling. Good fruity taste similar to a Blenheim Orange.

A tree of moderate vigour. Good cropper.

Characteristics of Golden Reinette apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useOct-Jan
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Mildew - Resistant
Special featuresGood for Cider
Pollination date12
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners