Calville Blanc d’Hiver

Sweet Tart
Description

Calville Blanc is a large ribbed apple with a tart, light yellow flesh. This antique variety ripens in late October through December. Its flavor improves in storage as does its warm coloring. Some people can detect a distinct banana-like taste in Calville Blancs.

Discovered: 1500s France or Germany

Parentage: Unknown

Harvest: Late Season

History

Calville Blanc was a favorite of Thomas Jefferson, who grew them in his Monticello, Virginia, orchard. They date back to the 1500s.