Calville Blanche

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Calville Blanche

 

(in Russian, Calville white winter), variety of apple of French origin. The fruits are large, weighing(300-500 g); they are shaped like flattened ribbed spheres and areyellow with a slight blush. The flesh is yellow, juicy, tart, andaromatic. The fruits are eaten fresh. The variety requires specialsoil, climate, and care. It bears abundantly on dwarf stocks butpoorly on ordinary ones. It is also used in tub gardening. Thisvariety is distributed throughout Western Europe. In the USSRit is grown in the Ukrainian SSR, the Georgian SSR, and thesouthern RSFSR.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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