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Golden Reinette

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have originated in Europe. It has been known in England since the mid 1600s. Fruits have crisp, yellow flesh with a sweet subacid flavour.

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Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
2000 - 038


Accession name
Golden Reinette
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
large 1
Globose conical 1
65.02 mm 1
73.23 mm 1
very weak 1
medium 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/washed out 1
low 1
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register