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Feuille Morte

An unusually late flowering apple from France.

Origin: France, 1948

Pollination: Feuille Morte is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Feuille Morte apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

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). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

History and description of Feuille Morte

A Fench variety first described in 1948. The name which means "dead leaf" is derived from the fact that it blossoms very late and does not show any sign of life until well after most apple trees are in full leaf. A medium sized, flat shaped fruit. Smooth skinned and predominantly red flushed. Crisp and quite juicy, savoury with sometimes a hint of raspberry flavour. A tree of weak vigour.

Characteristics of Feuille Morte apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Oct
Season of useDec-Mar
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Suitable forLate Frost
Pollination date40
Pollination groupH
PollinatorsPollination partners