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Belle-Fleur de France

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to be of French origin. Recorded in 1954. Fruits have firm, creamy white, tinged green flesh with a sweet, subacid flavour.

Synonyms:
Dobbel Bellefleur, Double Belle Fleur, Double Bellefleur, Double Bon Pommier, Double Bonne Ente, Franc Bon Pommier, Franc-Bon-Pommier, Franse Belle Fleur, Franse Bellefleur, French Bellefleur, French Bellflower, Grosse Bonne Ente
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1948 - 592

  

Accession name
Belle-Fleur de France
Flowering time  ›››
13th May10% flowering
19th MayFull (80%) flowering
26th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Ribbing
strong 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Pattern
solid flush 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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