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Reinette Clochard Apple Scionwood (Spring 2022)


A French heirloom apple for fresh eating and baking. Also known as Rochelle, Reinette de Parthenay.

This tree is highly vigorous and scab resistant, but fireblight susceptible. Unlike most heirlooms, it is a reliable annual cropper, and the late bloom time enables it to avoid most frosts. This tree can be easily cultivated by an adventurous beginner. It is not a recommended pollenizer.

Clochard translates as "vagrant" and this causes one to wonder whether it got its name from being the preferred snack of the Gallic itinerant, or because the apple itself first appeared as a "wandering" seedling in someone's garden one day. (The meaning of reinette is literally "little queen," but this seems to have come to simply denote a class of apple at some point early in French apple history.) Either way, this rather unassuming looking, late-season apple is an intensely flavored treat. The yellow skin is freckled with russet lenticels, and the flesh is juicy and firm. The flavor is perfumed and subacid; tasters find notes of citrus, caramel, and lychee. It stores well for over three months, and it is one of France's favorite culinary apples.

Known since the first half of the 19th century, Reinette Clochard originated in the Deux-Sèvres region of France (toward the west coast, south of Nantes).

Volume Pricing

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Quantity Reinette Clochard 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 highly vigorous and scab resistant, but fireblight susceptible. Unlike most heirlooms, it is a reliable annual cropper, and the late bloom time enables it to avoid most frosts. This tree can be easily cultivated by an adventurous beginner. It is not a recommended pollenizer.

Clochard translates as "vagrant" and this causes one to wonder whether it got its name from being the preferred snack of the Gallic itinerant, or because the apple itself first appeared as a "wandering" seedling in someone's garden one day. (The meaning of reinette is literally "little queen," but this seems to have come to simply denote a class of apple at some point early in French apple history.) Either way, this rather unassuming looking, late-season apple is an intensely flavored treat. The yellow skin is freckled with russet lenticels, and the flesh is juicy and firm. The flavor is perfumed and subacid; tasters find notes of citrus, caramel, and lychee. It stores well for over three months, and it is one of France's favorite culinary apples.

Known since the first half of the 19th century, Reinette Clochard originated in the Deux-Sèvres region of France (toward the west coast, south of Nantes).


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Disease-Resistant

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking, storage
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: cream

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: France
Introduced in: pre-1850
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 7
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Oct 27 (approximate, in New York State) + 42 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Resistant
Fireblight: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? N
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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