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Pollination group:

Adersleber Calville

Synonyms: Adersleber, Adersleber Kalvill, Lichthardsapfel, Calville d Adersleben

Summary: Developed in the 1840s, this calville style apple is juicy and sweet with just a touch of refreshing tang.

Identification: Medium size. Round flattened to round conic with faintly ribbed sides. Base colour is light greenish yellow, less than half the apple is coverd with stripes and blushes of reddish brown. Lenticels are large, brownish and russeted. The eye is large and slightly open and set in a funnel shaped basin. The stem is short, slender in a wide and somewhat shallow cavity which is russeted with rays extending over the shoulder..

Characteristics: Flesh is yellowish, crisp, fine grained, firm. Sweet with a pleasant tartness. Spicy aroma.

Uses: An exellent eating apple.

Origins: A German variety developed in 1840 at Adersleben, Saxony (Germany) by gardener Lichthardt of the abby estate. Calville Blanc d’Hiver was used for the flower parent and the pollen parent was Gravenstein.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous. Bears heavily. Avoid poor or arid soils. Tolerant of windy locations.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

16 weeks

Cold storage: Flavours peak after a month in storage and the apple keeps a total of four months after harvest.

Harvest: Ready for harvest in the middle of the fourth period.

Harvest period: 4

Type(s): Dessert, Eating

Pollination group: C

Pollination day: 9

ARS GRIN entry: Accession ID