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Pollination group:

Doux Évêque

Synonyms: Doux Auvêque, Doux-aux-Vêpes, Pomme d'Évêque, Doux aux Vêques, Doux Évêque Précoce, Doux Évêque Jaune

Identification: Small to medium size, round to round conic. The base colour is pale yellow, blushed pink on the sun exposes face and marked with dark grayish lenticels and freckles. The calyx is small and partly open, set in a narrow, though moderately deep, pleated basin. The stem is slender and short, set in a deep, narrow, russetted cavity.

Characteristics: The flesh is pale yellow, tender. Juicy and sweet, aromatic.

Uses: Grown primarily as a cider apple, but also eaten fresh and baked.

Origins: Likely originated in the northwest of the Brittany region of France and come to notice in 1949.

Cultivation: Very vigorous, large,spreading tree, roundish crown and drooping branches. Produces good crops with a slight biennial tendency.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Mutations: Doux Évêque Noir, Doux Évêque Gris, Doux Évêque Blanc, Doux Évêque Bris

Cold storage: Does not keep well.

Harvest: Late in the fourth, early in the fifth period.

Juice character: Amber coloured and aromatic. Makes a delicate, aromatic cider on its own or can be blended with other varieties. Brix 12.80, Tannins 1.96 grams/Litre, acidity 24.25 meq/Litre

Juice classification: Sweet

Brix: 12.8

Specific gravity: 1.052

Acidity: 24.25

Harvest period: 5

Type(s): Cider, Eating


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