Calville Blanc d'hiver
|'Calville Blanc d'hiver'|
|Hybrid parentage||Chance seedling|
|Cultivar||'Calville Blanc d'hiver'|
|Origin||France, 17th century|
The older apple varieties that carry the name "Calville"[clarification needed] was very popular in Germany and France and are notable for their unusual look (the sides are somewhat lumpy). Calville Blanc d'hiver apples have excellent flavor and an unusually high amount of vitamin C. It is the preferred apple for Tarte Tatin in France.
- Paul Barbano, "Calville Blanc d’Hiver is the ultimate gourmet French variety", Cape Gazette, 4 February 2010 Archived 2010-10-28 at the Wayback Machine (Subscription required)
- Hatch, Peter J. (1998). The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello. United States: University of Virginia. pp. 76–77. ISBN 0-8139-1746-8.