The old regional cultivars make their comeback:

Gris Braibant - Reinette de Flandre - Reinette des Capucins - Reinette de Blenheim - Joseph Musch - Président Roulin - Cwastresse Double - Cabarette - Radoux

Under a European program INTERREG Hainaut/Nord Pas-de-Calais, 10 old apple cultivars have been planted on 10 hectares (5 in Belgium, 5 in France). This project of restoring in value cultivars of the region is carried out in collaboration with the Regional Centre of Genetic Resources of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in France and the n.p.o. GAWI.

The cultivars were chosen from the collection of the Regional Centre of Genetic Resources of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, as well as from that of the Phytopathology Station of the Agronomic Research Centre of Gembloux. The following criteria were taken into account:

the region they originated from,
their taste and special culinary qualities,
their lack of sensitivity to fungus diseases,
their capability to adapt to the culture of dwarf trees.


The Growers involved are:

> Belgium

BARIGAND Pierre
Chemin de l'Abesse 1
B-7812 Villers-Notre-Dame
00.32.(0)68.28.59.89

CRISPOUX Lucette
Chaussée de Nivelles, 624 A
B-6230 Buzet
00.32.(0)71.84.42.63

FONTAINE Philippe
Chemin d'Outre Dendre, 19
B-7822 Isières
00.32.(0)68.33.23.90

MARC association
Rue Roncamps, 20
B-7322 Sirault
00.32.(0)4.257.68.62

MISONNE Bernard
Chaussée de Charleroi, 473
B-6220 Fleurus
00.32.(0)71.81.0035
> France

BOUTIN Christine
F-62310 Ambricourt
00.33.(0)3.21.04.62.11


TELLIER Christophe
Route de Valenciennes, 50
F-59530 Le Quesnoy
00.33.(0)3.27.49.01.24

ALLENDER Alain
Chemin de l'Octogone le Kromen Houck
F-59380 Warhem
00.33.(0)3.28.26.40.43

THERAIN Philippe
L'Haye au Lys, 63
F-59193 Erquinghem Lys
00.33.(0)3.20.77.10.92

DUJARDIN Danielle
Rue du Gros Tilleul, 15
F-59132 Ohain
00.33.(0)3.27.60.22.19