The origins of this culinary apple are uncertain. It is well-known as Large Mouche or Belle Fleur Large Mouche in Belgium, and as Lanscailler in northern France.
The apples are quite large, with a flattened lumpy shape. The skin is usually green or yellow/green, covered with an orange flush which can become dark red. They have a bland juicy flavor.
The apples are ready to harvest in late September / early October and store well.
Belle Fleur Large Mouche is easy to grow and not prone to disease.
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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