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Bedan des Parts cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Bedan
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 - graft to order

  • 1Maidentree on M9 rootstock 24.95€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years) Custom graft
  • 2Maidentree on M116 rootstock 24.95€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Custom graft
  • 3Maidentree on MM111 rootstock 24.95€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Custom graft
  • 4Maidentree on Bittenfelder rootstock 24.95€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Custom graft
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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.


Bedan des Parts characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group6
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Picking periodmid-November
  • Picking seasonVery late
  • Season of use1-2 months
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Food usesHard cider
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabVery susceptible
  • Fire blightSome resistance
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Flesh colourWhite
  • Fruit colourGreen / YellowOrange
  • Fruit sizeSmall