Calville Blanc

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Also known as: Calville Blanc d’Hiver, White Winter Calville

A high quality classic French dessert apple dating to the 16th century. Its origin is unclear but is possibly of either French or German descent. It is a variety often seen in classic paintings of the Renaissance period and is featured prominently in Monet’s still life, Apples and Grapes. Fruit is medium to large, oblong or conical with uneven ribs extending the length of the fruit. The skin is smooth, pale green or yellow with a light red blush. The yellowish-white flesh is tender, highly aromatic with a flavor sometimes described as “effervescent.” Ripens in October.

Calville Blanc Fruit

 

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