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Jacques Lebel apple trees

Malus domestica
Jacques Lebel
Jacques Lebel is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

The large flat-round Jacques Lebel apples are predominantly green, but often with an orange flush. They ripen over a period in late August / early September, and can be used immediately or stored until Christmas.

The flesh is light, with a juicy sweet / sharp acidity and a high vitamin C content.

Jacques Lebel is primarily a cooking apple, with a notably high pectin content. It is therefore ideal for jams and preserves, and the flesh breaks down quickly into a stiff puree. It can also be used in apple tarts, where the slices will soften but retain their shape. For best results for cooking we recommend the apples are picked slightly underripe, when they have the maximum juicy acidity.

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Jacques Lebel organic apple trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on M9 rootstock23.25€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on Bittenfelder rootstock23.25€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
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This variety was developed around 1825 by Jacques Lebel, a nurseryman in the town of Amiens in northern France. It is still widely grown in the region.

Jacques Lebel characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Picking seasonMid
  • Season of use1-2 months
  • Food usesCulinaryJuiceTraditional cooker
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Flesh colourWhite
  • Fruit colourGreen - lightOrange flush