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Reine des Pommes cider apple tree

Reine des Pommes is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 2
  • Uses: Hard cider

Reine des Pommes is a well-regarded traditional French cider variety, producing a high-quality bittersweet juice.

It is usually a regular cropper, and easy to grow.  It flowers in the middle of the apple blossom season, and in its native area the apples are harvested in November.

If you are looking to add the fresh apple flavors of classic French ciders to your cider blend Reine des Pommes is an excellent choice.

Reine des Pommes cider apple trees for sale

You can pre-order for spring 2025

  • Semi-dwarf 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    Semi-dwarf rootstock
    Out of stock

How to grow

Reine des Pommes produces a tree of average vigor.  It grows with a spreading habit and the branches tend to droop downwards.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Reine des Pommes seems to have originated from the Ille et Vilaine department of Brittany in north west France, one of the main cider-growing areas.

Reine des Pommes characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Picking seasonMid
  • UsesHard cider
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Flesh colourWhite
  • Fruit colorRed - dark