Apple - Coeur de Boeuf

Coeur de Boeuf Apple

Malus domestica
An ancient large dark red French cooking apple named Coeur de Boeuf (Ox heart) because of its appearance.

Origin: France 1200

Pollination:  Coeur de Boeuf is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Coeur de Boeuf Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
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M25 - Very vigorous   2 years Standard *Reduced Price*

History and description of Coeur de Boeuf

Coeur de Boeuf apple is a very old French variety possibly the same as the 13th century variety De Rouviau. Large flat-round apple. Red flush over a green skin. Cooks to a sweet, lemon coloured puree. Keeps well. Vigorous, spreading tree. Attractive blossom.

Main characteristics of Coeur de Boeuf

Use Culinary
Colour Red
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Mid/Late Oct
Season of use  Nov-Mar

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Special features Attractive Blossom

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile Triploid
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