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Blanc Mollet

Synonyms: Petit-Jaunet, Amer Blanc

Summary: A French cider apple, medium body with a mild, bitter flavour.

Identification: Medium to small. Golden yellow, sometimes with a faint pattern of reddish stripes on the sun-exposed face. Marked with abundant red lenticels. The calyx is small and tightly closed, set in a deep and narrow basin. The stem is short, medium thick and medium long, set in a funnel shaped cavity which is usually russetted.

Uses: Intended for making hard cider, excellent for developing a mildly bitter aftertaste.

Origins: Originated in France. Listed by J. F. Couverchel in "Traité des fruits, tant indigènes qu'exotiques" in 1839 as being grown in the Pays d'Auge region of Normandy where it is one of the essential varietals used in the production of Calvados apple spirit.

Cultivation: Vigorous, upright spreading semi spur bearing. Produces heavy crops every other year.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

2 weeks

Cold storage: Needs to be used within two weeks of harvest.

Harvest: Starting late in the fourth period.

Juice character: Rich, golden juice, Brix 11.2, tannin 0.20%, acidity 0.15%

Juice classification: Bittersweet (mild)

Status: cider

Pollination group: E

Pollination day: 16


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