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de l'Estre

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

It is believed to have originated before 1786 in Limousin, France and introduced by Jean-Baptiste Cabanis. Fruits have fine, firm flesh with a sweet subacid flavour.

Apfel von Lestre, de Comte, de Lestre, de Letr, de Lettre, de Lombard, de Saint Germain, de-Lestre, Estre, Pomme de l'Estre, Pomme de Ledre, Pomme de Lestre, Pomme de Saint Germain, Pomme de St. Germain, Reinette de Brive, Reinette de Brives, Sainte-Germaine
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Ellipsoid 2
medium-large 2
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Pink 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
very low 2
fine 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1947 - 124


Accession name
De l'Estre
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
13th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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