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Synonyms: Belfort

Summary: Originating in Italy, this large, fresh-eating apple offers a refreshing sweet tart flavour.

Identification: Small, tending to medium size. Round to round conic in shape, sometimes lopsided. The base colour is yellow over which is a deep red wash on the sun exposed face. Bright red, broken stripes radiate off the stem cavity shoulder. Sparsely marked with light coloured lenticels. The calyx is small and tightly closed, set in a funnel shaped basin. The stem is short and medium stout, set in a deep and narrow cavity. Skin turns waxy at maturity.

Characteristics: The flesh is cream-colour, firm and fine-grained. Vinous with a distinct raspberry flavour. Brix 11.9, acidity 8.9 g/litre.

Uses: Dessert, also for cooking.

Origins: Grown from a wild seedling found near Molinella, Bologna (Italy), during the late 1800s. San Pietro Capofiume, Bolonia 1896

Cultivation: Vigorous. Precocious.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

20 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps five months

Vulnerabilities: Highly susceptible to fireblight.

Harvest: In the middle of the fifth period.

Brix: 11.9

Specific gravity: 1.0479580845548

Acidity: 8.9

Harvest period: 5

Status: dessert

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 13

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Type: cider

summary: A sharp cider apple from France.