Orleans Reinette apple tree was first described in France around 1776. Today it's grown throughout Europe but remains elusive. The Orleans Reinette apple is a cinnamon russet/red flush fruit with a undercoat of glowing gold " suggesting that if Rembrandt had painted a fruit piece he would have chosen this apple." Bunyard, 1929. The Orleans Reinette apple has rich golden flesh, admirable balance of acidity and sweetness, a russet nuttiness finished with a juicy, creamy, fine textured white flesh. Orleans Reinette apples are one of the best. Please see below for further insight on our heirloom apple tree Orleans Reinette and discover additional consideration for selecting the appropriate fruit trees to buy for your home and small farm.
USDA Certified Organic
Considerations for Orleans Reinette
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating
Harvest Period: Late
Low Chill: Yes
Bloom Period: Late
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: France 1776
Storage: 1-2 months
Disease Resistance: Excellent
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.