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Medieval Fruit Varieties

Variety: Fenouillet Gris (1608)

Originated at Anjou, France. It was first described in 1608. Fruits have fine, crisp, white flesh with a sweet and aniseed flavour.

Anis, Anisapfel, Anisapple, Anise Fenouillet, Anizier, Aromatic Russet, Aromatie Russet, Bardin, Cararsay Russet, Caraway Russet, Carraway Russet, Court- pendu gris, d'Anis, d'Annis, d'Anny, d'Epice d'Hiver, de Fenouillet, du Rondurant, du Ronduraut, Epice d'Hiver, Fenelet, Fenellet, Fennouillet gris, Fenouillat, Fenouillet, Fenouillet anise, Fenouillet d'Or gros, Fenouillet d'Or gross, Fenouillet gris anise, Fenouillet gris of Lindley, Fenouillet jaune, Fenouillet Petit, Fenouillet Rouge, Fenouillet roux, Fenoui]let gris gros, George de Pigeon, Gorge de Pigeon, Graue Fenchelapfel, Grauer Fenchel Apfel, Grauer Fenchel Reinette, Grauer Fenchelapfel, Grauer Feucher Apfel, Gris Fenouillet d'Or, Gros Fenouillet, Gros Fenouillet d'Or, GrosFenouillet, GrosFenouillet d'Or, Petit Fenouillet, Petit-Fenouillet, Pomme d'Anis, Pomme d'Anise, Pomme de Fenouillet, Pomme du Rondurant, Pomme Spice, Reinette Court Pendu, Rondurant, Rook's-Nest Apple, Spice, Spice Apfer, Spice Apple, Winter Anis Reinette, Winter Anisreinette, Yellow Fenouillet

[Source: UK National Fruit Collection ]

Fruit: size medium; shape flat rectangular, convex, slightly ribbed on the body; skin dull yellow, entirely covered with solid and netted reddish brown russet and conspicuous light russet dots; flesh fairly tender, fine, crisp, white; flavor sweet aniseed; harvest season late to very late.

[Source: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (13 May 2011) ]