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Brabant Bellefleur apple

Brabant Bellefleur is a very old apple variety, originating from the area of Brabant in the south of the Netherlands, but also found across Belgium and northern France. Like many old apples it goes by numerous other names, including Belle-Fleur Simple.

Brabant Bellefleur is an attractive apple, usually green with a red flush. The flavour is sweet with some balancing acidity.

It ripens in mid-October, and has excellent keeping qualities.

USDA identification images for Brabant Bellefleur

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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    Harvest records for this variety

    2011 season

    • 3rd week July  2011  - tree owned by Jan in Castel D'Aiano, Italy

    Origins

    • Species: Malus domestica

    Using

    • Picking season: Late
    • Cropping: Good
    • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
    • Flavor style (apples): Sweeter
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Juice style: Sweeter

    Growing

    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 5
    • Ploidy: Diploid

    Identification

    • Country of origin: Belgium
    • Country of origin: Netherlands
    • Period of origin: 1750 - 1799
    • Fruit size: Average
    • Fruit colour: Green / Red
    • Fruit colour: Russet

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Brabant Bellefleur:

    Australia




    References

    • Apples of England (1948)
      Author: Taylor

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