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Yellow Bellflower apple


Excellent cooking and cider variety. Good dessert apple later in season as flavor develops with time. 13.61% sugar. Large to medium-sized fruit. Smooth, lemon yellow skin blushed red to red-orange. Juicy and aromatic.


Yellow Bellflower identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 17 Sep 2017  James Kline,  OHIO, United States
    I enjoy the flavor right off the tree, but it mellows and sweetens in storage to one of the more amazing gustatory experiences one could imagine. Very rich and highly flavored.
  • 24 Oct 2015  Carter Wilkie,  MASSACHUSETTS, United States
    This would be my number one apple to surprise people who have never tasted anything other than supermarket varieties. Like biting into a slice of key lime pie. Beautiful blossoms in spring, hence the name. - Carter Wilkie, Boston
  • 19 Oct 2012  Johnny Olsen,  VEJLE, Denmark
    The Yellow Bellflower has a unique, strong and to me very pleasant taste. I have only tried some fallen apples right after picking time, but is supposed to keep well and develop flavor. For several years I had my eyes on a large tree that consistently yielded loads of quite large apples even though it was a large, old and unpruned tree. Since Y.B. is extremely rare here, in fact I still only know of this one tree, it took me hours to identify going through a lot of old, pomological works from many countries. Deserves a lot more attention.

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Spring blossom records for this variety

2012 season

  • 22nd April  2012  - tree owned by Barbara in Seattle, United States

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Harvest records for this variety

2015 season

  • November  2015  - tree owned by Roger in Madison Heights, United States

2013 season

  • 3rd week October  2013  - tree owned by Alison in Albion, United States

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Burlington County, New Jersey, United States
  • Introduced: 1742
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1989
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1953-140

Identification

  • Flesh colour: White to Cream, pale yellow
  • Fruit size: Small
  • Fruit size: Very large
  • Fruit size: Medium
  • Fruit size: Large
  • Fruit size: Variable
  • Fruit shape: Conical
  • Fruit shape: Long-conical
  • Fruit shape: Oblong-conical
  • Fruit shape: Oblong

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Hard cider
  • Uses: Drying
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Flavour style: Honeyed / Scented
  • Harvest period: Late season

Growing

  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer


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