Api Etoile Apple

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Api Etoile Apple

Winter. Known in Europe since the 1600s, probably originating in France. This rare apple also known as Star Lady Apple has similar coloring, flavor and aromatics to the more common Lady apple, with one distinct difference: its unusual shape.

While all apple cores display a star when cut in half horizontally, Api Etoile’s fruit shape is a flattened rounded star, like an apple’s stumpy rendition of a star fruit. The five carpels, or seed pockets, make prominent knobs to create this unusual form. A bright red blush over yellow skin further adds to the striking visual appeal of this apple.

Api Etoile was extremely popular as a decorative feature on Victorian tables but was also prized for its flavor and storage ability. Scionwood provided by Gidon Coll of the Hudson Valley Apple Project. Blooms midseason. Z4. Maine Grown. (Semi-dwarf: 2½-5' bare-root trees)



103 Api Etoile
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103B: on Bud 118 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $32.75
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