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Medieval Fruit Varieties

Variety: Petit Blanquet (1500)

Apparently there is no authentic record of the origin of this variety. According to Leroy it was well known in French gardens as early as the middle of the sixteenth century. Fruit very small in size, usually obtuse-pyriform but quite variable in s hape. Skin clear, straw-colored, waxy, few green dots. Flesh moderately fine, firm, not juicy. Sweet but lacking in desirable flavor and texture characteristics. Early in season. First known in Europe under the name of Perle. - H. Hartman, 1957

[Source: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (09 December 2006) ]