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Heusgen's Golden Reinette Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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Heusgen's 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 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.



Main characteristics of Heusgen's Golden Reinette

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Savoury
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Dec-Mar

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant

Pollination date  17
Pollination group  E
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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