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Heusgen's Golden Reinette



A bright red flushed apple with a strong sharp fruity flavour.

Origin: Germany, 1877

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

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

Raised in Germany by Pastor Konrad Henzen of Elsen, Germany and introduced c 1877. Named after the pomologist Peter Heusgen. Popularised in England in the 1920’s by Bunyard’s Nursery.

A medium/large sized apple. Flat to flat-round shape. Distinctly ribbed and five-crowned at the apex. Background skin colour is greenish yellow becoming golden yellow. Half to almost completely flushed bright red with broken dark red stripes. Rather rough russet on the base. The flesh is pale yellow, tinted orange. Quite acid in November but mellowing to a pleasant flavour.

A tree of moderate vigour. Hardy and a good cropper.

Characteristics of Heusgen's Golden Reinette apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourSavoury
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useDec-Mar
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Pollination date17
Pollination groupE
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners