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Caravel Apple

Malus domestica
A rad Canadian summer apple with crisp juicy white flesh.

Origin: Canada 1964

Pollination:  Caravel is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Caravel Apple Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.

History and description of Caravel

Raised from Melba x Crimson Beauty at the Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Canada and introduced in 1964. Grown on a small scale in Eastern Canada. Medium sized, flat round fruit. Attractive dark red flush over a green skin. Very white, firm juicy flesh. Scented with a sweet almond-like flavour. Hardy, heavy cropping tree with a biennial tendency.

Main characteristics of Caravel

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Aug
Season of use  Aug

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Biennial
Suitable for Hardy

Pollination date  7
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  MelbaEarly Red Bird