Calville Blanc d'hiver

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'Calville Blanc d'hiver'
Hybrid parentageChance seedling
Cultivar'Calville Blanc d'hiver'
OriginFrance, 17th century

The Calville Blanc d'hiver (White Winter Calville) is an apple cultivar. It originated in France in the 17th century from a chance seedling.[1]

Weisser Winter Calvill, drawn by Wilhelm Lauche

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.[citation needed]

'Calville Blanc' is one of the apples grown at Monticello by Thomas Jefferson.[2]

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  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Hatch, Peter J. (1998). The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello. United States: University of Virginia. pp. 76–77. ISBN 0-8139-1746-8.