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Belle Fleur de France apple

Malus domestica

Belle Fleur de France is a traditional dual-purpose apple variety, found widely across the north of France and the French-speaking area of Belgium (Wallonia).

The large green apples have a red flush, and ripen in late September or early October. They are versatile, and can be eaten fresh or used in the kitchen for apple tarts and preserves. This is also a particuarly good variety for juicing.

Belle Fleur de France identification images

USDA identification images for Belle Fleur de France

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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    • Species: Malus domestica


    • Picking season: Late
    • Cropping: Good
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
    • Flavor style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Culinary
    • Food uses: Dual purpose
    • Food uses: Juice


    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Ploidy: Triploid
    • Bearing regularity: Regular
    • Organic culture: Suitable


    • Country of origin: Belgium
    • Country of origin: France
    • Fruit size: Large
    • Fruit colour: Green / Red

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