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Vilberie apple

Vilberie is a traditional French hard-cider variety, producing a very tannic but sweet bittersweet juice.

USDA identification images for Vilberie

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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    Origins

    • Species: Malus domestica

    Using

    • Picking season: Very late
    • Cropping: Heavy
    • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
    • Food uses: Hard cider
    • Juice style: Bittersweet (cider)

    Growing

    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 6
    • Ploidy: Diploid

    Climate

    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy
    • Cold hardiness (USDA): (5) -20F / -29C
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

    Identification

    • Country of origin: France
    • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
    • Fruit size: Average
    • Fruit colour: Green

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Vilberie:

    United States

    • Washington

      • Skipley Farm, Snohomish        *** Feature Orchard ***



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