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Bedan des Parts cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Bedan des Parts is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 6

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, which is usually blended with other varieties.

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

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Bedan des Parts organic cider apple trees for sale

  • Maidentree on M116 rootstock24.95€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
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Growing and Training

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.


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

Bedan des Parts characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group6
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • Picking seasonVery late
  • Season of use1-2 months
  • Food usesHard cider
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 5 (-29C)
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Flesh colourWhite
  • Fruit colourGreen / YellowOrange