Osnabrucker Reinette


From Osnabrucke, Hanover, Germany, known in 1802.

Medium size. Round to round conical, flattened base and apex, sometimes lopsided.  Green going yellow, developing orange stripes. Large amount of brown russet on fruit.

Cavity narrow, not too deep. Lined with russet, some corky.
Stalk fairly slender, medium length
Basin fairly shallow, skin pleated and puckered.
Eye tightly closed
Sepals tightly convergent, reflexed
Flesh juicy, aromatic, flowery flavour, sweet (description from Crawford)

Tube funnel, Stamens median, Core  abaxile – slit.

Tree weak and spreading

Flowering one day before Cox’s Orange Pippin

Season : November to January