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Belle de Longue

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated with Lefant of Longue, France. And introduced by Leroy in 1889. First fruited in about 1884. Fruits have soft, white flesh with a rather insipid flavour.

Synonyms:
Krasavitsa iz Longe, Schoner aus Longue
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1950 - 116

  

Accession name
Belle de Longue
Flowering time  ›››
13th May10% flowering
18th MayFull (80%) flowering
27th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Flat 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Pattern
solid flush 1
Russet
very low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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