The Le Vigan reinette is an old Cevenol variety of apple. The orchards are found in the valleys or low lying slopes, as the trees need a lot of water and a rich soil. The trees are "free to the wind", i.e. not cultivated in lines or trained along wires, but left to grow freely. The fruit matures during the summer and is ready to be harvested mid- September. A rustic variety, the fruit can be eaten raw or cooked, but is also often made into fruit juice.


Ask for the Reinette punch recipe from the Tourist office.