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Belle de Tours

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1947 - 295

  

Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1947 from France. Fruits have crisp, white flesh with an acid flavour.

Accession name
Belle de Tours
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Narrow conical 1
Height
79.61 mm 1
Width
81.78 mm 1
Ribbing
medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Juiciness
juicy-very juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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