Marie Doudou apple
Marie Doudou is a late-season apple which may have originated in northern France. It is considered a dual-purpose variety, with enough acidity for baking, but still sweet enough for eating fresh.
The medium-sized yellow / red apples are usually picked in October and will keep until January.
Marie Doudou apple identification images
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USDA identification images for Marie Doudou
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.
We don't have any registered trees for this variety yet. If you have a Marie Doudou tree you can register it here.
- Species: Malus domestica - Apple
- UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1948-320
- Country of origin: France
- Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
- Fruit colour: Green / Red
- Fruit colour: Green / Yellow
- Annual cycle: Deciduous
- Flowering duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
- Flesh colour: White
- Fruit size: Average
- Picking season: Late
- Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
- Flavour quality: Good
- Flavour style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
- Cropping: Good
- Fruit persistence: Normal ripening
- Food uses: Eating fresh
- Food uses: Culinary
- Food uses: Dual purpose
- Picking month: October
- Picking period: early October
- Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators
- Gardening skill: Average
- Flowering group: 3
- Pollinating others: Poor
- Ploidy: Triploid
- Vigour: Average vigour
- Bearing regularity: Regular
- Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
- Climate suitability: Temperate climates
- Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy
- Scab (Apple and Pear): Some susceptibility
- Powdery mildew: Some susceptibility
Where to buy trees
The following tree nurseries offer Marie Doudou apple trees for sale:
- Thomas Fruit Trees (EU) France
Marie Doudou apple trees
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.