Calville Blanc is a large, ribbed apple with a tart, light yellow flesh. It ripens in October. Its flavor improves in storage as does its warm coloring. Some people can detect a distinct banana-like taste in Calville Blancs. It is a favorite for cooking and in ciders.
Discovered: 1500s, France or Germany
Harvest: Late Season
Calville Blanc was a favorite of Thomas Jefferson, who grew it in his Monticello, Virginia, orchard. One of our oldest apples, it dates back to the 1500s.