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Pollination group:

Belle Fille Normande

Synonyms: Belle fille du pays de Caux, Dameret, de Damoiselle, Belle fille de livre

Identification: Large to very large and long conic, often lopsided. The skin is green, maturing to yellow and washed with red on the sun exposed face. Marked with large reddish lenticels. The stem is medium long and medium thick, set in a deep and narrow cavity which is surrounded with a patch of russet. The eye is closed or partly closed and medium size, set in a basin that varies considerably from apple to apple.

Characteristics: The flesh is white, tender and dense. Juicy, sweet and slightly tart.

Uses: French cider apple but also used for making a fragrant, lemon yellow sauce and it keeps its shape for making pies and tarts.

Origins: Pays de Caux ? FRANCE 1750

Cultivation: Vigorous. Best grown in cool, dry, low lying areas, with at least 10 hours of sun daily.

Ploidism: Self sterile. Group C Day 10.

12 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to three months.

Harvest: In the middle of the OCTOBER period. Problems:

Harvest period: 5

Type(s): Cider, Pie, Sauce

Pollination group: C

Pollination day: 10


Apples with a similar sounding name:

Belle Fille Normande
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Type: Cider

origins: Originated in Normandy, France prior to the 1800s.

Synonyms: Belle Normande, Belle?Fille du Pays de Caux, Dameret (also a synonym for Marin ...