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Belle-Fille Normande Apple

Malus domestica
A late season cooking apple with a sweet sharp flavour.

Origin: France 1800

Pollination:  Belle-Fille Normande is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Belle-Fille Normande Apple Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


History and description of Belle-Fille Normande

Belle-Fille Normande is an old apple variety from Normandy, France of unknown origin dating back to the late 18th Century or earlier. Grown in the Pays de Caux near Rouen in the 19th Century. Large, tall, conical fruit. Greenish yellow skin. Rich, sweet-sharp flavour. Keeps some of its shape when cooked. Keeps well but flavour fades in storage. Good for cider.



Main characteristics of Belle-Fille Normande

Use Culinary
Colour Green
Flavour Sweet-Sharp
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Oct-Apr

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Special features Good for Cider
Good for Cider
Cooked Keeps Shape

Pollination date  10
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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