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Pollination group:

Gros Bois

Identification: Medium sometimes tending to large size, round-flattened and lightly ribbed. The skin is smooth, the base colour greenish-yellow, over which is a reddish pink blush marked with darker lenticels on the sun-exposed face. The stem is stout and very short, set in shallow and wide, russetted cavity.

Characteristics: The flesh is greenish, Juicy, sweet and somewhat tart. Amber juice. Flavourful. Browns on exposure to air.

Origins: Likely originated in the area of Bessin in Normandy (France) where it is widely grown.

Cultivation: Vigorous, upright spreading tree. Produces abundant crops. Hardy.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Notes: One of 30 varieties of cider apples used in the production of Calvados apple spirit.

20 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to five months, becoming mealy toward the end.

Vulnerabilities: Susceptible to fire blight.

Harvest: Ready for harvest in the middle of the fifth period

Juice character: Presses out to a golden straw-coloured must.

Juice classification: Bitter sweet

Brix: 12.3

Specific gravity: 1.050

Harvest period: 5

Type(s): Cider

Pollination group: G

Pollination day: 24

ARS GRIN entry: Accession ID