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Belle-Fille Normande



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.  Pollination partners

Belle-Fille Normande apple trees produced to special order

We do not stock this variety, but we might be able to produce trees for you through our custom grafting service, depending on the availability of suitable grafting material. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Belle-Fille Normande tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Belle-Fille Normande tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Belle-Fille Normande tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Belle-Fille Normande tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Belle-Fille Normande tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

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.

Characteristics of Belle-Fille Normande apple trees

UseCulinary
ColourGreen
FlavourSweet-Sharp
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useOct-Apr
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Special featuresGood for Cider
Good for Cider
Cooked Keeps Shape
Pollination date10
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners