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Pollination group:

Grise Dieppoise

Synonyms: Grise Dieppois, Gris Diepois. Sometimes confused with the Médaille d’Or .

Summary: A cider apple that originated in France in 1875. Rated as a cider apple rich in sugar content and usually used for blending. Similar in shape and size to the Médaille d’Or .

Identification: Small to medium, round conic. Yellow almost entirely covered with a network of russet. Scattered red lenticels are located on the sun-exposed face. The stem is short and stout, set in a narrow and shallow cavity. The calyx is small and partly open, set in a shallow, narrow basin.

Characteristics: The flesh is white and very firm. Sweet and tannic. Aromatic.

Uses: Cider. Too bitter for other purposes.

Origins: Described by Auguste Truelle in his "Atlas des meilleures variétés de fruits à cidre" (published 1896) as having been grown by nurseryman Dieppois of Yvetot (France) in 1875.

Cultivation: Vigorous, upright, pyramidal growth. Apparently it can be rooted directly from scion wood.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Notes: Sometimes confused with Medaille d’Or.

2 weeks

Cold storage: Does not store well, but needs to be sweated for two to three weeks to fully develop its character.

Vulnerabilities: Prone to canker.

Juice character: Sweet and aromatic. Amber. Capable of producing a high alcohol cider but best used in conjunction with cider apples with lower specific gravities.

Juice classification: Bittersweet

Brix: 22.5

Specific gravity: 1.094

Type(s): Cider

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 14

ARS GRIN entry: Accession ID