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Brabant Bellefleur

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to be of either Flemish or Dutch origin. It was brought to notice in the late 1700s. Received an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1901. Fruits have firm, crisp flesh with a sweet, subacid, slightly aromatic flavour.

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Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Mother to:
Appel van Paris
Father to:
Present van Holland

Accession No.
1945 - 079


Accession name
Brabant Bellefleur
Flowering time  ›››
18th May10% flowering
23rd MayFull (80%) flowering
31st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
large 1
Broad globose conical 1
58.75 mm 1
69.66 mm 1
medium 1
weak 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
low 1
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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