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Synonyms: Vileberie, Vilberry, Villebery

Identification: Medium tending to large, round. The base colour is green which is washed and striped red on over half the surface.

Uses: Very bitter and intended for making hard cider.

Origins: Originated in the La Guerche region in Brittany (France) during the 1800s.

Cultivation: Vigorous, large tree, upright spreading. Semi-spur. Produces heavy crops but on a biennial basis. The limbs have a tendency to break under heavy loads.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self fertile.

Cold storage: Keeps up to a month.

Vulnerabilities: Susceptible to mildew and blight.

Harvest: Starting in the middle of the fifth period.

Juice character: Produces an amber must with a high level of astringency that makes a stout, full bodied cider. Best blended to tone down the dominant bitterness. Brix 11.5, tannin 0.52%, acidity 0.22%. Estery, metallic with hints of bark.

Juice classification: Bittersweet

Brix: 11.5

Specific gravity: 1.046

Acidity: 2.2

Harvest period: 5

Type(s): Cider

Pollination group: G

Pollination day: 27

ARS GRIN entry: Accession ID