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Belle Fille Apple on B.118 (Spring 2023)


A traditional bittersweet cider apple from France. Also known as Belle Fille de la Manche.

"Belle Fille" grown from USDA scion, this is Belle Fille de la Manche. This tree is a triploid and will require two diploid pollenizers for full fertility. It is highly susceptible to fireblight. The fruit is used exclusively in cider making and it is not suitable for fresh eating.

The apple is somewhat flat, and the skin has a red blush and streaking over a greenish-yellow background.

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"Belle Fille" grown from USDA scion, this is Belle Fille de la Manche. This tree is a triploid and will require two diploid pollenizers for full fertility. It is highly susceptible to fireblight. The fruit is used exclusively in cider making and it is not suitable for fresh eating.

The apple is somewhat flat, and the skin has a red blush and streaking over a greenish-yellow background.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider

Fruit Uses & Storage

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

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

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

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 7
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Sep 05 (approximate, in New York State) 10 days before McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: B.118 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (90% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 24'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Belle Fille Apple on B.118 does not have any diseases or pests associated with it at this time.

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 2
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? N
Ploidy: Triploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (90% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Belle Fille Apple on B.118. 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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Cindy Red Ornamental Apple on B.118 2023 9
Honeycrisp Apple on B.118 2023 8
Binet Rouge Apple on B.118 2023 7

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