Apple - Belfleur Kitika

Bellefleur-Kitika Apple

Malus domestica
A very hardy dessert apple from Russia.

Origin: Russia 1908

Pollination:  Bellefleur-Kitika is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Bellefleur-Kitika 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
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
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History and description of Bellefleur-Kitika

Bellefleur-Kitika apple was raised in 1908 from Yellow Bellefleur x Kitaika (Malus prunifolia) by I V Michurin at Michurinsk, Russia as part of his breeding programme to raise hardy varieties suitable for the harsh Russian climate. Large, pink flushed fruit. Soft, sweet flesh. Heavy cropper.

Main characteristics of Bellefleur-Kitika

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Mid Sep
Season of use  Oct-Nov

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy

Pollination date  9
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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