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Pollination group:

Bédan des Partes

Synonyms: Bedan de Parts. Bedon des Partes. Not the same as Bedan which is classed as a sweet cider apple.

Summary: A bittersweet vintage cider apple that orignated in the Normandy region of France during the 1800s.

Identification: Small, conic. The base colour is yellow blushed dull orange on the sun-exposed face.

Characteristics: The flesh is white.

Origins: Marketed by nurseryman Legrand of Yvetot in the Normandy region of France in 1869. Still widely used today for cider making in the Normandy region of France.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous. Precocious. Productive

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Notes: Considered a vintage cider variety. Can be used as a single varietal cider, but does best when blended. Produces a mild, aromatic cider.

Vulnerabilities: Susceptible to scab, resistant to fire blight.

Harvest: In the first half of the fifth period.

Juice character: Brix 11.0, acidity 0.18 %, tannins 0.14 %

Juice classification: Bittersweet (mild)

Brix: 11

Specific gravity: 1.0441900273866

Acidity: 1.8

Harvest period: 5

Status: cider

Pollination group: E

Pollination day: 18