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Pollination group:

Saint Martin

Summary: Considered a vintage quality cider apple from the Calvados region of Normandy where it is one of the main ingredients in the making of the region's iconic apple spirit.

Identification: Small tending to medium size. Round flattened to round conic. Greenish yellow base colour, washed and striped red on the sun-exposed half of the surface. The calyx is large and partly open, set in a shallow and wide basin. The stem is very short

Characteristics: The flesh is firm and juicy. Bitter-sweet.

Uses: Also used for apple pies and crumbles.

Origins: Originated in the Pays d'Auge of Normandy in France during the 1800s.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

Notes: There is also a British dessert apple that is sometimes referred to as Saint Martin. The proper name of that varietal is Saint Martin's.

Harvest: Ready to be harvested in the middle of the fifth period.

Juice character: Classed as an vintage cider apple suitable for making a single varietal cider or can be used in blending. Brix 13.5, acidity 2.27 and 30.09

Juice classification: Bittersweet

Brix: 13.5

Specific gravity: 1.055

Acidity: 2.27

Harvest period: 5

Type(s): Cider, Pie

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 15

ARS GRIN entry: Accession ID