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Belle Fleur de France Rouge apple

Malus domestica

Belle-Fleur de France Rouge is a traditional large green apple, usually almost entirely covered with a flecked red flush. It is quite widely found across northern France and Belgium.

The juicy sweet-sharp apples are ripe in late September and can be kept until Christmas. They can be eaten fresh, or used in the kitchen or for juicing.

This variety seems to be a sport or seedling of Belle Fleur de France, the main difference being its darker red skin coloration.

USDA identification images for Belle Fleur de France Rouge

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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    Origins

    • Species: Malus domestica

    Using

    • 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

    Growing

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

    Identification

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

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