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Belle Fille de la Manche

Cider apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in France. Widely grown in Normandy. Produces a bittersweet cider.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1999 - 041

  

Accession name
Belle Fille de la Manche
Flowering time  ›››
10th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
Size
small 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
56.01 mm 1
Width
56.52 mm 1
Ribbing
medium-strong 1
Crown
very weak 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
very low 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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