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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 crisp, 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, and ideal for jams and preserves. It quickly renders down to a fluffy puree when heated.

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Jacques Lebel organic apple trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on M9 rootstock22.25€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on MM111 rootstock22.25€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 3Maidentree on Bittenfelder rootstock22.25€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
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  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
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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
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • PloidyTriploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Picking periodlate Augustearly September
  • Picking seasonMid
  • Season of use1-2 months
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Food usesCulinaryJuiceTraditional cooker
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • CankerSome susceptibility
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Flesh colourWhite
  • Fruit colourGreen - lightOrange flush
  • Fruit sizeLarge