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Caville Blanc Apple

Malus domestica 'Caville Blanc d'Hiver'
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Caville Blanc was a favorite apple of Thomas Jefferson and France's Louis XIII.  It an excellent sauce, cooking and dessert apple with tender, sweet-spicy, yellowish-white flesh with a flavorful, banana-like aroma.  It is reported to have more Vitamin C than an Orange.  The fruit is only medium-large sized with pale red dots on its greenish-white skin.  It is an excellent keeper.  It is resistant to scab, but not to cedar apple rust.  Late ripening around November.

Alternate name:  White Winter Caville

Caville Blanc d'Hiver dates back to Renaissance times is often the classic dessert apple seen in paintings.  It was known as far back as 1598.

Bloom Character
Disease Resistance
Fruit Characteristics
Growth Rate/Habit
Harvest Period
  Late fall
Other Attributes
  Aromatic
  Sweet
Site Requirements
  Full Sun
Skill Required