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Pollination group:

Belle Flavoise

Synonyms: Yellow Bellflower, incorrectly.

Identification: Medium size, flattened and distinctly ribbed. Skin base colour is pale green yellow over which is a dense pattern of pink stripes on the sun exposed face. The eye is large and partly open, set in a shallow and narrow basin.

Characteristics: The flesh is tinged greenish, tender. Juicy, crisp and quite sharp.

Uses: Primarily an early cooking apple good for sauces and also makes a brisk juice.

Origins: France

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous, upright spreading spur bearer. Tends to produce best crops every other year.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Notes: Considerable confusion exists in regards the Belle Flavoise. A yellow, pairmain-style apple (see Yellow Bellflower ) which originated in Connecticut (U.S.A.) and imported into Europe during the 1800s is widely described to be the Belle Flavoise. However, the true Belle Flavoise described here is a

8 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to two months.

Harvest: Over the span of several weeks starting in the middle of the second period. Prone to dropping when ripe.

Harvest period: 2

Type(s): Cooking, Juice, Sauce

Pollination group: C

Pollination day: 9