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Jolibois

Synonyms: Alfred Jolibois, Joli Bois, Jolie Bois.

Identification: Medium size and round to round-conic. The base colour is green over which is a dark red blush and some striping with a lilac blush at maturity. Abundant light-coloured lenticels. The calyx is large and tightly closed in a shallow, ribbed basin. The stem is short and stout, set in a narrow, moderately deep cavity.

Characteristics: The flesh is greenish, firm, fine-grained. Sweet tart, with strawberry and vanilla flavours. Best flavours emerge toward the end of its storage period.

Uses: A fragrant eating apple, also used for juice and cider.

Origins: A seedling raised by nurseryman Alfred Jolibois prior to the 1940s at his nursery in the Gurgy region (France), southeast of Paris.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous and grows into a large, upright tree on its own roots. Has a tendency to produce biennial crops.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

20 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps five months in storage.

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

Harvest period: 5

Hardiness Zone min: 5

Hardiness Zone max: 9

Status: dessert

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 12