Malus domestica Caville Blanc d'Hiver - Caville Blanc Apple
Bloom Character
Disease Resistance
Fruit Characteristics
Growth Rate/Habit
Harvest Period
  Late fall
Other Attributes
  Aromatic
  Sweet
Site Requirements
  Full Sun
Skill Required

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.

Height: 12-15
Spread: 10-15
Zone: 5-9
Color: Bright red

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