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Bedan Apple Scionwood (Spring 2021)


A traditional French bittersweet cider apple. Also known as Bedan des Partes.

Like most old cider varieties, Bedan tends to biennialism. The tree is precocious, and productive, and it is resistant to scab and fireblight. Apples will hang well on the tree.

The apple is a golden orange when fully ripe. The flesh is firm and white. It produces a deep amber, bittersweet juice with a high Brix. Wilding Orchards writes: "This year (2016) we had a few Bedan produce fruit. These small fruit had high sugar levels (Brix 14) with very low acid and a subtle, slightly musky tannin in the background." This mild, fragrant juice is typically used in blends. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.14; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.18; pH: 4.43; SG: 1.051; oBrix 10.7.)

Volume Pricing

Premiums are included in the following prices if applicable. These prices are for regular scion. Add $1 for clean scion.

Quantity Bedan Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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Clean vs Regular

Clean = virus-free in lab tests, suggested for grafting with some of the Geneva rootstocks, especially G.16 and G.935. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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Like most old cider varieties, Bedan tends to biennialism. The tree is precocious, and productive, and it is resistant to scab and fireblight. Apples will hang well on the tree.

The apple is a golden orange when fully ripe. The flesh is firm and white. It produces a deep amber, bittersweet juice with a high Brix. Wilding Orchards writes: "This year (2016) we had a few Bedan produce fruit. These small fruit had high sugar levels (Brix 14) with very low acid and a subtle, slightly musky tannin in the background." This mild, fragrant juice is typically used in blends. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.14; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.18; pH: 4.43; SG: 1.051; oBrix 10.7.)


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider, Disease-Resistant, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: cider
Cider classification: bittersweet
Storage duration: (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: orange
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Normandy, France
Introduced in: 1869
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Nov 03 (approximate, in New York State) + 49 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Resistant
Fireblight: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 5
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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Melrose Apple 2021 0
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Pomme Gris Apple 2021 0
Erwin Bauer Apple 2021 0
Graniwinkle Apple 2021 0
Harrison Apple 2021 0
Golden Hornet Apple 2021 0
Gilpin Apple 2021 0
Major Apple 2021 0

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