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Belle de France

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1982 - 285

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1982 from Switzerland. Very late flowering variety.

Accession name
Belle de France
Flowering time  ›››
20th May10% flowering
23rd MayFull (80%) flowering
1st June90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Flat globose 1
Height
52.48 mm 1
Width
64.13 mm 1
Ribbing
very weak 1
Crown
absent 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped 1
Russet
absent 1
Flesh Colour
Greenish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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