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Pollination group:

Amère Vieuville

Synonyms: Vieux Ville, Anne Vieuxville

Identification: Medium size, round conic. Yellow base colour is washed with bright red over two thirds of the surface.

Origins: Found primarily in the cantons of Moncontour, Lamballe and Langueux, France.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous, rather small, spreading tree. Highly productive.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Notes: On its own, this varietal produces a cider which is heavy and tends to darken quickly.

6 weeks

Cold storage: Should be used within six weeks of harvest.

Vulnerabilities: Though resistant to disease when grown on native soil, it tends to be susceptible to scab, canker and other diseases

Harvest: At the end of the fourth period. Best used a month after harvest.

Juice character: Produces a bittersweet, yellow and fragrant juice with a high specific gravity. Has a tendency to darken quickly when exposed to air. Typically blended half and half with Saint-Jean.

Juice classification: Bitter sweet

Status: cider

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