Calville Blanc – France 1598

Calville Blanc is a gourmet culinary apple first recorded in France in 1598, and still remains a Parisian culinary favorite today.  In fact, this variety was so iconic that Monet included it in his 1879 painting “Still Life Apples and Grapes”.  This yellow skin variety with red blush has sweet and flavorful flesh with a banana-like aroma, but although the scent is alluring, it is best used as a cooking or baking apple.  In addition to its baking excellence, Calville Blanc is known to contain more Vitamin C than an orange!

Uses: Baking & Cooking

Harvest: Very Late

Zones: 5-9

Attributes:  Possibly the best baking apple available!

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