Orleans Reinette is an old French late-season apple variety, first recorded in the 18th century. It is very different from modern apples, being firm rather than crisp to the bite.
However it has remained quietly popular in both Europe and North America on account of its rich old-fashioned flavour.
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Orleans Reinette is a fairly light cropper and grows best in areas with drier climates.
Flowering occurs over a longer period than other apple varieties, which makes it difficult to assign Orleans Reinette to a specific flowering group, but it basically flowers in the mid/late blossom season and will therefore be pollinated by most other apple varieties.
Advice on fruit tree pollination.
Orleans Reinette originates from France in the 18th century.