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Colapuy apple

Malus domestica

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.

USDA identification images for Colapuy

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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    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Introduced: 1850
    • Developed by: Nicholas Dupuis


    • Picking season: Very late
    • Cropping: Good
    • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
    • Flavor style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
    • Food uses: Eating fresh


    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency
    • Organic culture: Suitable


    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy


    • Country of origin: France
    • Country of origin: Russia
    • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
    • Fruit size: Average
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer Colapuy apple trees for sale:

    • Thomas Fruit Trees (EU) France
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