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Reine des Pommes

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A French cider variety introduced to the UK through the National Fruit and Cider Institute in 1903. The medium sized trees have a spreading habit with small drooping branches. Produces a full bittersweet cider of good quality.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)

Accession No.
1989 - 104


Accession name
Reine des Pommes
Flowering time  ›››
29th April10% flowering
1st MayFull (80%) flowering
10th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid November 1
small 1
Broad globose conical 1
43.45 mm 1
53.20 mm 1
medium 1
medium 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
high-very high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled/solid flush 1
low 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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