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Bedan Apple on G.41 (Spring 2022)


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.

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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.)

Fruit photographed at Black Diamond Farm, Trumansburg, NY.


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: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Nov 03 (approximate, in New York State) + 49 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.41 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (30% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 8'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Resistant
Fireblight: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 5
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (30% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Bedan Apple on G.41. 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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