Apple - Calville Blanc d'Hiver

Calville Blanc d'Hiver Apple

Malus domestica
An old French variety considered as the best for tarte aux pommes

Origin: France 1598

Pollination:  Calville Blanc d'Hiver is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Calville Blanc d'Hiver Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
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M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
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History and description of Calville Blanc d'Hiver

An old variety probably originating from France. The best known of a group of varieties which take their name from the town of Calville in Normandy and are characterised by their heavily ribbed, five crowned shape . First recorded in 1598 as Blanche de Zurich. The earliest reference to the name Calville Blanc d'Hiver is by LeLectier 1628. Formerly grown in Europe. Valued by French pastry chefs for making tarte aux pommes.

Medium sized, short-round-conical, heavily ribbed, five crowned fruit. Pale yellowish green skin. The skin is rough with small cracks and russet patches. Firm, cream coloured flesh. Develops an intense sweet sharp flavour in storage. Has excellent flavour when cooked and keeps its shape. Cooked slices are an attractive yellow colour.

Small spreading tree. Good but erratic cropping. Best grown in a warm location.

Main characteristics of Calville Blanc d'Hiver

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Yellow
Flavour Sweet-sharp
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid/Late Oct
Season of use  Nov-Dec

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant
Special features Cooked Keeps Shape

Pollination date  12
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Other names  Blanche de Zurich