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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 order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

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). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

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