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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.  Pollination partners

Caravel apple trees produced to special order

We do not stock this variety, but we might be able to produce trees for you through our custom grafting service, depending on the availability of suitable grafting material. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Caravel tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Caravel tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Caravel tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Caravel tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Caravel tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

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.

Characteristics of Caravel apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeAug
Season of useAug
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Suitable forHardy
Pollination date7
Pollination groupB
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageEarly Red Bird