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Pollination group:

Golden Reinette

Synonyms: Aurore, Court-pendû dorée, Dundee, Elizabeth, Golden Renet, Golden Rennet, Elizabeth, English Pippin, Golden Renet, Golden Rennet, Kirke's Golden Reinette, Megginch Favourite, Pomme Madame, Princesse Noble, Reinette d’Aix, Reinette Gielen, Wygers, Wyker Pippin, Wykes Pippin, Yellow German Reinette.

Identification: Medium size, round and flattened, some ribbing may be present but it is often indistinct. The skin base colour is a rich yellow which is blushed red on the sun exposed face with streaks of bright red. Russeted lenticels are abundant on both faces. The stem is short and set in a deep, round cavity which is often russeted.

Characteristics: The flesh is cream coloured, crisp, sweet and juicy. Somewhat brisk with a fruity flavour and aroma. It keeps well for up to five months in cold storage and continues to improve in flavour.

Uses: Most commonly used for making cider. By itself, it makes a sweet, slightly tangy and fruity, soft cider. For hard cider, use it for the sweet element for blending with sharp and bitter apples. Also used for baking and it keeps its shape when cooked.

Origins: Believed to have originated in Europe prior to the 1600s. Widely considered a Hertfordshire variety, the Golden Reinette was actually developed on Continental Europe and brought to the UK in the early 1600s.

Cultivation: Moderate vigour, good cropper. Upright spreading spur bearer.

Ploidism: Self sterile, needs a polliziner.

Notes: Tsolum River Fruit Trees catalogue lists a Glory of Boskoop - Holland. Red sport of Golden Reinette, Medium, red, yellow flesh, crisp, sweet. Late dessert. Keeps until March, Day 16

Vulnerabilities: Mildew and scab resistant.

Harvest: Fruit ripens in during the first half of the FOURTH period. Little or no fruit drop at maturity.

Status: dessert

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 12