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Belle de Pontoise

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Synonyms:
Belle Pontoise, Frumos de Pontoise, Pontoiske, Pontuazskaia krasavita, Pontuazskaya krasavitsa, Schoener von Pontoise, Schoner aus Pontoise, Schoner von Pontoise
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)

Accession No.
1996 - 017

  

Received by the National Fruit Collection, Brogdale in 1996 from Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, France. Fruits are juicy with a slight vinous flavour.

Accession name
Belle de Pontoise
Flowering time  ›››
28th April10% flowering
30th AprilFull (80%) flowering
10th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Flat 1
Height
64.57 mm 1
Width
89.36 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low-medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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