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Synonyms: Marketed as Choupette

Identification: Medium size. The base colour is green over which is a red wash. Lightly russetted. Marked with small, raised, light coloured lenticels. The calyx is small and open, set in a rather deep and somewhat narrow basin. The stem is medium length, slender and set in a deep and narrow, russetted cavity.

Origins: Developed by Davodeau Ligonnière at the Centre de Recherches, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Angers (France) by crossing two experimental varieties—Sel. X 4598 with Sel. X3174—for genetic resistance to scab. Promoted by Ligonniere nursery in France.

Cultivation: Low vigor. Tends to bear fruit on a biennial basis. Need regular trimming to maintain fruit size.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Vulnerabilities: Scab-resistant variety. Somewhat susceptible to fire blight and mildew.

Harvest: During the latter half of the fifth period.

Brix: 13.8

Specific gravity: 1.056

Harvest period: 5

Type(s): Dessert

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 12