A colorful mix of diversity - the world of reneclode varieties

A colorful mix of diversity - the world of reneclode varieties

The queen of the fairies

Probably the best-known and oldest variety among the Renekloden is the 'Big Green'. It is considered the queen of their own kind. It probably has its origin in Syria or Armenia. It has been widespread in France since the 15th century.

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Their fruits grow up to 4.5 cm in diameter. They are green-yellow in color, spherical and ideally suited both for direct consumption from the plant and for preserving. The downside of this strain: it needs a pollinator close by. It counteracts this disadvantage with its resistance to the Sharca virus.

Varieties with greenish-yellow fruits

But not only the 'Big Green' is recommended for cultivation. In addition to it, there are numerous other varieties that are worth growing. Most varieties produce greenish-yellow to yellow fruits.

Here are the most important varieties among them:

  • 'Oullins': self-fertile, good disease-resistant, from 1800, from France, oval fruits, ripening in August
  • 'Indians': large fruits, extremely sweet
  • 'Bavay Hative': old variety, firm and pleasantly sweet fruits, early ripening
  • 'Late Chambourcy': self-fertile, prefers mild locations, can be stored for a long time, ripens late
  • 'Diaphane': rare variety, ripe from the end of August, pink-striped fruits with tender flesh

Varieties with red-purple to red-blue fruits

The varieties with red-violet to red-blue fruits are visually very appealing. These include the following:

  • 'Graf Althanns': from 1850, 4.5 cm large fruits from mid-August, easily removes stones, sharka-resistant
  • 'Violette Reneklode': red-purple, juicy and sweet fruits, prefers mild locations, long shelf life
  • 'Blaue Reneklode': red-blue fruits with firm and sweet pulp, suitable for rough locations

Tips & Tricks

The location requirements and the need for care unite all types of reindeer. It is advisable to trim all varieties regularly, as they tend to get out of hand in their growth.