Reine des Reinettes vs. King of The Pippins
Most texts describe these 2 as one of the same, but the more I research them, I think there are some differences, at least aesthetically.
I have some proclaimed Reine des Reinettes from Scott Farm, Vermont, and they're absolutely wonderful, to the point where I'm probably going to select this variety to graft.
In doing some research on the 2 namesakes, I've found there seems to be a russeted variety (Reine des Reinettes) and a smooth fleshed variety in King of The Pippins according to the USDA germplasm repository.
Anyone else see these differences out there first hand, or am I just over analyzing things?
Reine des Reinettes:
King of The Pippins: