Colapuy is a late-season dessert apple from northern France where it is still found in old orchards. The tree has a reputation for good disease resistance and excellent cold-hardiness, but also a tendency towards biennial bearing.
The dark red apples have a well-balanced sweet / sharp flavor. They are picked in late October / early November, and are at their best after storage for 1-2 months.
Colapuy, also known as Colapuis, is thought to be have been brought to northern France from the Crimea in the 19th century by a returning soldier, Nicholas Dupuis.
The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.
Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.
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