Calville Blanc d’Hiver Apple ScionwoodThis is a twig for grafting. Winter. Unknown parentage. France or Germany, 16th century. Also called White Winter Calville. Famous as a dessert and cooking apple for more than 400 years. Steve Wood of Poverty Lane Orchards called it “the best culinary apple in the world.” Large flattish pale green-yellow fruit with uneven lumpy ribs and a dotted orange-red blush. Creamy-white aromatic fine-grained juicy flesh with a sweet distinctive effervescent flavor. Smooth when baked. Also recommended for vinegar, fresh cider and as a sharp (acid) component in fermented cider. Should be stored a month to reach peak flavor. Will keep until midwinter. Very vigorous strongly upright vase-shaped tree with good branch angles. Head the tree if necessary to force it down. Not for coldest areas though certainly hardy to Zone 4. Blooms midseason. Z4-7.
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