Reine des Pommes Cider Apple


Reine des Pommes Cider Apple

Malus spp. 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 textured and astringent (acidity 0.24%, tannin 0.47%), 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 John, “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!” Recommended for trial in all northern locations.

Blooms early to midseason. Z4. Maine Grown. (Semi-dwarf: 2½–5' bare-root trees)

214 Reine des Pommes
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All apple trees require a second variety for pollination.

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