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Pollination group:

Sains Richaumont

Synonyms: Sains-Richaumont A. The variety Ruban is also from the vicinity of Sains-Richaumont and is sometimes listed as Sains-Richaumont B.

Summary: A single vintage cider apple from the north of France.

Identification: Medium size, round flattened with somewhat angular faces. Base colour is greenish yellow, washed red with a dense pattern of fine stripes over half or more of the surface. Abundant lenticels. The calyx tightly closed is set in a deep and narrow basin. The stem is short and stout, set in a deep cavity which is russetted.

Characteristics: The flesh is greenish. Firm, moderately fine-grained. Juicy, sweet and slightly tart.

Uses: Often eaten as a dessert apple and used for baking.

Origins: Found growing as a wild seedling in a ditch along the railway tracks in the vicinity of Sains-Richaumont in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France. First documented in 1950 by French pomologist Henri Braillon.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Juice character: Classed as a single vintage cider apple variety with sweet, sharp and bitter elements.

Juice classification: Sweet

Type(s): Cider, Dessert, Eating