An attractive, highly disease-resistant apple, ideal for organic growers.
Bedan Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)
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.)
Fruit photographed at Black Diamond Farm, Trumansburg, NY.
|Quantity||Bedan Apple Scion|
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider, Disease-Resistant, Hot-Climate
Fruit Uses & Storage
Cider classification: bittersweet
Storage duration: (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: orange
Flesh color: white
Origin: Normandy, France
Introduced in: 1869
Calendar & Geography
USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Nov 03 (approximate, in New York State) + 49 days after McIntosh
Diseases & Pests
Apple Scab: Resistant
Bloom group: 5
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Bedan Apple. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.
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|Wolf River Apple||0|
|White Winter Pearmain Apple||0|
|Virginia Crab Apple||0|
|Spitzenburg Esopus Apple||0|
|Somerset Redstreak Apple||0|
|Stembridge Cluster Apple||0|
|Tremlett's Bitter Apple||0|
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