Series: Antique Apple

Apple (Malus) 'Orleans Reinette'

Orleans Reinette Apple

Categories: Fruit Tree

This fine apple – sometimes confused with the equally old but less complex Golden Reinette – gained great favor in the United Kingdom a century ago, both as a commercially grown apple and a popular garden planting. Just think old style English apple – with dryish flesh and a sweet, nutty flavour – and you’ll have the right idea.

More About Apple (Malus) 'Orleans Reinette'

  • France 1776
  • A European favorite
  • great cider apple

Very juicy flesh with a taste first of sweet oranges followed by a nutty flavor. Round, flattened, greenish-yellow skin with some cinnamon russet in most cases wrapped around firm, creamy white, fine-textured flesh. Orleans Reinette is one of the best.

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12-18 ft


8-15 ft


10-20 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Apple (Malus) 'Orleans Reinette' Characteristics


  • Mass Plant
  • Specimen
  • Orchard Plant

Critter Resistance

  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil

Bearing/Fruiting Time

  • Mid season

Flower Color

  • Appleblossom Pink

Fruit Qualities

  • texture, soft
  • distinct flavor
  • sweet
  • aromatic

Fruiting Attributes

  • good for cooking/baking
  • antique variety
  • good for cider
  • large size
  • good for eating


  • Irregular
  • Spreading

Plant Size

  • Semi-dwarf (12-18')