Reine des Pommes Cider Apple

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Reine des Pommes Cider Apple

Fall. Full bittersweet cider apple. Probably originated in northern Brittany, before 1900. Still known in Mayenne and surrounding areas. Also called Doux Geslin.

The fruit is sweet, woolly and astringent (acidity 2.4G/L, tannin 4.7G/L), best for blending. Medium-sized oblate-roundish-conic fruit, mostly russeted over a beautiful blend of reds, oranges and yellow.

Years ago Terry Maloney of West County Cider in Colrain, MA, wrote to me, “I think the Reine des Pommes has the most powerful and unique taste in a cider of any of the apples we grow. It’s a true spitter though. It does okay around here, with a tendency towards biennial bearing and an upward growth habit.” Recommended for trial in all locations. Blooms early to midseason. Z4. Maine Grown. (Semi-dwarf: 2½-5' bare-root trees)



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