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Baguette d'Hiver apple

Baguette d'Hiver is a traditional dessert apple from northern France. It is also a good variety for juicing and for adding to cider blends. The apples ripen at the end of September and will keep for several months.

Baguette d'Hiver flowers quite late in the spring, and is a good pollinator for other late-flowering apple varieties.

This variety is relatively unusual in that the apples are born on the tips of the branches - meaning that routine pruning is not usually necessary.


USDA identification images for Baguette d'Hiver

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

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    We don't have any registered trees for this variety yet. If you have a Baguette d'Hiver tree you can register it here.


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple


    • Country of origin: France
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Fruit size: Average
    • Fruit shape: Round


    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
    • Flavour quality: Good
    • Cropping: Good
    • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Juice
    • Food uses: Hard cider
    • Picking month: October
    • Picking period: early September
    • Picking period: late September
    • Picking period: early October
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


    • Flowering group: 6
    • Pollinating others: Good
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Slightly small
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Growth habit: Weeping
    • Fruit bearing: Tip-bearer


    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Good
    • Scab (Apple and Pear): Some resistance
    • Powdery mildew: Some resistance

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer Baguette d'Hiver apple trees for sale:

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.

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