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Reinette de Versailles

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have originated in about 1730 in Champagne, France. Fruits have rather soft, dry, fine, creamy white flesh with a sweet subacid flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1947 - 465


Accession name
Reinette de Versailles
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
medium-large 1
Flat globose 1
weak 1
very weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
absent 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
very high 1
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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