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Caville Blanc Apple

Caville Blanc Apple

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Caville Blanc Apple

Malus domestica 'Caville Blanc d'Hiver'

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


12-15 Feet



10-15 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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Item # Description Price
3947 Caville Blanc d'Hiver Apple on Semi-Dwarf (EMLA 7) root - Extra Large 5/8" & up caliper grade $29.99 Add to Cart

Malus domestica 'Caville Blanc d'Hiver'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Many heirloom varieties have some natural resistance to apple scab and other diseases, since they were often discovered and grown well before fruit growers started to use chemicals for disease control.  However, you may still want to be vigilant about fire blight, apple scab, and other fungal diseases and spray when the need arises.  Protect from insect damage like normal.


A Little History about Caville Blanc Apple

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.

Malus domestica 'Caville Blanc d'Hiver' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Mid-season blooming
Disease Resistance
Scab resistance
Fruit Characteristics
Medium size fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Average vigor
Early to bear
Very productive
Harvest Period
Very late season
Late fall
Other Attributes
Complex flavor
Somewhat spicy
Keeps well
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Skill Required
Average skill
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking
Good for pies
Good for sauce