Apple - Yellow Bellflower - tasting notes, identification, reviews
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Yellow Bellflower apple

Last updated 16 Oct 2014.

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Current rating: 5.0 out of 5. Total votes cast: 2
 

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17 Sep 2017 
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 
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 
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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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.

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: Variable
  • Fruit size: Medium
  • Fruit size: Large
  • Fruit shape: Conical
  • Fruit shape: Long-conical
  • Fruit shape: Oblong-conical
  • Fruit shape: Oblong
  • Shape features (vertical view): Indented or Waisted
  • Shape features (vertical view): Lop-sided, unequal sides, irregular
  • Shape features (vertical view): Ribs more pronounced at apex, toward basin
  • Shape features (vertical view): Tapering toward calyx end or apex
  • Shape features (vertical view): Variable, dissimilar shapes
  • Shape uniformity: Lack Uniformity in size & shape
  • Shape uniformity: Uniform in size, Variable in shape
  • Russet % coverage: Medium
  • Russet % coverage: Low
  • Basin russet: Gray to Brown Russet
  • Basin russet: Little, light russet
  • Basin russet: Usually Russet free

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

Yellow Bellflower identification photos from official fruit collections

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Yellow Bellflower identification photos from website visitors



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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2012 season

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

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2012 season

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