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Pollination group:

Pépin Meunier

Synonyms: Pepin Meunier, Pain bénié, Pain Meunier

Summary: Sweet and juicy, somewhat firm. Popular local dessert apple from France.

Identification: Medium size. Conic tending to long conic, often irregular shape. Knobbed crown. The base colour is yellow, washed yellow on the sun-exposed face. The calyx is set in a moderately shallow, moderately wide, pleated basin. The stem is thick and short, set in a wide and deep cavity.

Characteristics: Flesh is yellowish and somewhat firm. Very juicy and sweet. Aromatic.

Origins: Grown in the Basse Normandie and Mayenne (France)

Cultivation: Tolerant of windy conditions. Sets flowers abundantly and annually.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

16 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to four months in storage

Harvest: Ready for harvest in the fifth period.

Harvest period: 5

Type(s): Dessert