Orlean’s Reinette Apple Scionwood


Orlean’s Reinette Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Fall. First recorded in France, 1776. Still grown throughout Europe.

Medium-sized, plump yet flattened oblate fruit with a beautiful rainbow of coloring. Yellowish-green skin covered with rough-textured orange russet and a red blush. Rich yellowish flesh is crunchy, dry, dense and full of flavor, a much different eating experience than some of the super-crisp modern apples. Notes of sweet citrus with that nutty russet finish. Nice balance of acidity and sweetness lends itself to fresh eating and cooking alike. Holds its shape in pies. Pomologist and food writer Edward Bunyard loved Orleans Reinettes and enjoyed them with port wine each Christmas.

Like other russets it shows some natural disease and pest resistance. Triploid: will not pollinate other varieties. Blooms mid-late season. Z4.

878 Orlean’s Reinette
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L878A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
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L878B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $5.50
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Additional Information


Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.

The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 17, 2023, for shipment around March 13. (Please note: we ship scionwood only in mid-March. If you would like to order rootstock to arrive in the same shipment, select mid-March shipping when adding the rootstock to your cart.)

We sell scionwood in two ways:
By the stick: One 8" stick ($6 each) will graft 3 or 4 trees.
By the foot: For orchardists grafting large numbers of trees of a particular variety, we also offer scionwood by the foot ($5.50/foot, minimum order of 10 feet per variety). In our own nursery work, we are usually able to graft 6-8 trees from one foot of scionwood.

You can graft right away or store scionwood for later use. It will keep quite well for several weeks stored in sealed ziplock bags in the refrigerator.

For more info:
About Scionwood.