Bedan des Parts cider apple trees

Malus domestica 'Bedan des Parts'

Bedan des Parts cider apples
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 6
  • Uses: Hard cider

Bedan des Parts is a traditional French hard-cider variety, widely-grown in the cider-producing region of Normandy. It produces a good quality bittersweet juice, usually blended with other varieties.

The apples are typically harvested towards the end of November, when the skin has turned from yellow-green to golden-orange.

Bedan des Parts cider apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year Bedan des Parts cider apple trees bare-root
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00
Out of stock
1-year Bedan des Parts cider apple trees bare-root
G.214 rootstock
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Bedan des Parts cider apple trees bare-root
Large (10ft-16ft) mature height
$29.00
Out of stock

*Find out more about the apple rootstocks we use to control the mature height.


How to grow

In traditional French orchards production on mature trees will be in the range 30-35 tonnes per hectare, which is above average for French cider varieties.

Bedan flowers very late - towards the end of May or early June. This makes it a good choice for areas prone to late frosts, but you will need other late-blooming apple varieties nearby to help with pollination.

Bedan is regarded as susceptible to fireblight and scab in French orchards. However the mild temperate climate of north-western France is quite different to the continental climate of much of the USA, where it appears to have some resistance to fireblight.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Historical details

The origins of this variety are unknown, but it has been grown since the mid-19th century.

Bedan des Parts characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Very late
  • Uses: Hard cider
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Juice style: Bittersweet (cider)

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 6
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Disease resistance

  • General resistance: Average
  • Fireblight: Some resistance
  • Scab: Very susceptible

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (5) -20F / -29C (6) -10F / -23C (7) 0F / -18C (8) 10F / -12C (9) 20F / -7C (10) 30F / -1C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: France
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit color: Green / Yellow Orange
  • Fruit size: Small
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