Mainly at local markets
The Reinette Clochard Apple, also called the Reinette of Parthenay, Rochelle or even Clochard, is a traditional fruit from Deux-Sèvres, more specifically from Gâtine in Deux-Sèvres. In order to highlight its origin and traditional cultural practices, around ten producers from this territory committed themselves to a quality approach. Assembled together within the Deux-Sèvres Reinette Clochard Association, these producers were awarded the regional ‘Poitou-Charentes Endorsed’ identification in 2003. Nouvelle-Aquitaine was the 1st region to produce Reinette Clochard apples. The Reinette Clochard apple is one of the easiest types of apples to preserve. It is eaten from December to May. This table fruit can be eaten raw, but is also good when cooked as it stands up well to cooking.