Apple - Golden Reinette

Golden Reinette Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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Golden 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 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.



Main characteristics of Golden Reinette

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Fruity
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Early Oct
Season of use  Oct-Jan

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant
Mildew: Resistant
Special features Good for Cider

Pollination date  12
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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