Skip to main content.

Copyright Information

You may use and re-use the information featured on this website (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence.


Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have originated in Europe. It was known in England before 1750. Fruits have firm, rather dry flesh with a sweet and rich aromatic flavour.

Fail-me-Never, Gewurz Reinette, Gezuckerte Bisam Reinette, Gezuckerte Bisam-Reinette, Herefordshire Margil, Kleine Granat Reinette, Kleine Granat-Reinette, Margil Hook, Margile, Margill, Margille, Monymusk, Munche's Pippin, Munches Pippin, Muscadet, Muscat, Muscat Reinette, Muscat-Reinette, Muscate, Muscate-Reinette, Muscateller Reinette, Muscateller-Reinette, Muscaten Reinette, Muscaten-Reinette, Muscatin Reinette, Musckaten Reinette, Muskat Reinette, Muskat Rennet, Muskat-Reinette, Muskateller, Muskateller Reinette, Muskaten Reinette, Muskaten-Reinette, Muskatova Reneta, Muskirte Reinette, Muskotaly Renet, Musquee, Neue Muskat Reinette, Neue Muskat-Reinette, Never Fail, Never-Fail, Neverfail, Newer Fail, Reinette d'Hiver Musquee, Reinette d'Hiver Sucree, Reinette Douce de France, Reinette Douce et Jaune, Reinette Douce Musquee, Reinette Muscat, Reinette Muscaten, Reinette Musque, Reinette Musquee, Reinette Sucree, Renet Muscat, Renet Muscus, Renet Muskatmi, Renet muskatnyi, Renet Tamiios, Reneta Muskatova, Reneta Muszkatowa, Renetta Moscata, Renetta Muschiata, Small Ribston, Small Ribston Pippin, Small Ribstone, Sucree d'Hiver, White Margil
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Father to:
Saint Everard

Accession No.
1984 - 011


Accession name
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
medium 1
Globose conical 1
59.58 mm 1
66.29 mm 1
weak-medium 1
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped 1
low-medium 1
dry-medium 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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