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Coeur de Boeuf

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

An apple of French origin. Known since 1200s. Fruits have soft, greenish veined pink flesh with a sweet subacid, aromatic flavour.

Blut Apfel, Bruindeling, Caillot Rosat, Calville Coeur de Bocuf, Claudine de Provence, Cocur Boeuf, Couchine, Couchine de Caillot Rosat, Couchine de Provence, Couchine Rouge, de Boeuf, de Caillot Rosat, de Rouveau, de Rouviau, du Rouveau, Grosse Rouge, Grosse-Pomme Rouge, Ochsenherz, Paradis Rouge, Pomme de Boeuf, Rot Apfel, Rouveau, Sanguine, Sanguinole
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Flat globose 2
large 2
79.00mm 2
92.00mm 2
medium 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Purple 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high-very high 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1947 - 111


Accession name
Coeur de Boeuf
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register