Ananas Reinette is a small, lemon-yellow apple, spotted with green lenticels, and occasional russeting around the stem. It is known for its crisp, juicy flesh with a distinctive pineapple taste. Ananas Reinette is ready for harvest in early October, and kept cold it will keep for several months, developing a stronger pineapple flavor during storage.
Discovered: 1500s, Netherlands or France
Harvest: Late Season
Ananas Reinette’s origin is not certain. Some trace it back to 1820s Netherlands, and others as far back as 16th-century France. Ananas Reinette translates to “Royal Pineapple.”