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Chantecler apple

Chantecler is a very attractive French apple, with a golden yellow skin and often a light orange flush.

The flesh has a fine light texture, and is quite soft.  The flavour is mild, basically sweet, but with some acidity.

The apples are quite large, and ripen late in the season.  They keep well.

Chantecler is grown commercially in France and is often available in supermarkets.

Chantecler identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: France
  • Introduced: 1958
  • Developed by: INRA - Angers
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2819
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1999-061


  • Fruit colour: Yellow / Gold
  • Fruit size: Large


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Cooking result: Keeps shape
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more


  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999

Also known as

  • Belchard

Parents and other ancestors of this variety


  • Canker  - Some susceptibility
  • Fireblight  - Some susceptibility

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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