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
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.