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Reine Des Pommes Apple Scionwood (Spring 2022)


A traditional bittersweet cider apple from France. Also known as Doux Geslin (erroneously).

This tree is large, vigorous, spreading, and productive. It is very biennial tending and somewhat susceptible to fireblight, powdery mildew, scab, and canker. This variety is used exclusively for cider; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

Reine des Pommes ("Queen of the Apples") is a small, flattish, deep red apple that is netted with a bronze russet. It ripens mid-late season and will hang on the tree until it rots. The off-white flesh yields a clear bittersweet (douce amère) juice. From West County Cider: "Reine des Pomme is an archaic French Apple. We were struck by the taste–tannins and iron–that made it inedible, but intriguing for a cider. As a cider it has a deep, dark-fruit, honeyed taste. We blended it with our Dabinett to round out the tannins, and Redfield to add bright fruit and to balance to the bitter-sweets. Though blended, Reine des Pomme leads the taste, and the Dabinett and Redfield fall in nicely as supports. It is the fullest-bodied cider we have made."

Volume Pricing

Premiums are included in the following prices if applicable. These prices are for regular scion. Add $1 for clean scion.

Quantity Reine Des Pommes Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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$13.00 ea.

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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This tree is large, vigorous, spreading, and productive. It is very biennial tending and somewhat susceptible to fireblight, powdery mildew, scab, and canker. This variety is used exclusively for cider; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

Reine des Pommes ("Queen of the Apples") is a small, flattish, deep red apple that is netted with a bronze russet. It ripens mid-late season and will hang on the tree until it rots. The off-white flesh yields a clear bittersweet (douce amère) juice. From West County Cider: "Reine des Pomme is an archaic French Apple. We were struck by the taste–tannins and iron–that made it inedible, but intriguing for a cider. As a cider it has a deep, dark-fruit, honeyed taste. We blended it with our Dabinett to round out the tannins, and Redfield to add bright fruit and to balance to the bitter-sweets. Though blended, Reine des Pomme leads the taste, and the Dabinett and Redfield fall in nicely as supports. It is the fullest-bodied cider we have made."


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: cider
Cider classification: bittersweet
Storage duration: (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Brittany, France
Introduced in: 1800s
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 7
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Sep 29 (approximate, in New York State) + 14 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Susceptible
Fireblight: Susceptible
Perennial Canker: Susceptible
Powdery Mildew: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 2
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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