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Calville Blanc d’Hiver
Calville Blanc d’Hiver
Calville Blanc d’Hiver Apple 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 in Lebanon, NH, called it “the best culinary apple in the world.”

Large flattish pale green-yellow fruit with deep ribs and a dotted orange-red blush. Creamy-white aromatic fine-grained juicy flesh with a sweet distinctive effervescent flavor. 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. Not for coldest areas though certainly hardy to Zone 4. Blooms midseason. Z4-7. Maine Grown. (3-6' trees)

Item Discounted
Price
109A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
sold out for orders received after 2/15/17
109C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
Item Discounted
Price
109A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
sold out for orders received after 2/15/17
109C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
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Additional Information

Apples

All apple trees require a second variety for pollination, but any apple or crabapple blooming at the same time, within a quarter mile, will probably do.

Planting distance depends on the rootstock:
Plant standard trees (A) 25-30' apart.
Plant Bud 118 (B) rootstocks 20-25' apart.
Plant M111 (C) rootstocks 15-20' apart.
Plant Bud 9 (D) rootstocks 5-10' apart.

Each apple variety has a climate range where it will thrive and produce its best fruit. At the end of each apple description we list a range of zones. For example, Z3-4 signifies that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 3 and 4 and that we don’t recommend it farther south even though it would be plenty hardy. Z4-6 means that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 4, 5 or 6. Although we have received reports from southern areas that some of our rarest Maine apples are thriving, we suggest you use this guide to select apples most appropriate to your area.

Varieties bearing annually are noted; others normally bear every other year. With diligent annual pruning and thinning, most apples will produce an annual crop, one heavy, the next light.

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• Click here for our interactive chart Pick the Right Apple.
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