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Reinette de Lucas

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have been raised in Belgium by de Jonghe. Recorded in 1872. Fruits have firm, crisp, fine, creamy white flesh with a subacid and slightly sweet flavour.

Synonyms:
Lucas' Reinette, Lucas's Reinette, Reinette Lucas
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1949 - 044

  

Accession name
Reinette de Lucas
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Flat globose 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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