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Medieval Fruit Varieties

Variety: Rambour Franc (1535)

Available from:
Trees of Antiquity (as "Summer Rambo")
Vintage Virginia Apples (as "Summer Rambo")

Recorded in 1535. Grown in France. Fruit: size large, W100 x L75 mm; shape flat truncate-conic, convex, ribbed on the body, prominently ribbed at the calyx basin, asymmetric; skin pale greenish yellow, blushed pale red, streaked carmine, russet patches; flesh firm, moderately fine, yellowish; flavor subacid, slightly sweet, vinous; harvest season second-early to mid.

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