Rouville Apple
Rouville Apple
Rouville Apple

Rouville Apple

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History: Rouville apples were created by R.L. Granger and G.L. Rouselle in 1962 at the Agriculture and Agri-food Canada research centre located in St.-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. The variety was introduced in 1983.

Why We Grow It: This lovely Quebec cider apple has a wonderful bitter-sweetness that is great for fresh eating and juicing. It is resistant to scab and has grown well in our test orchard.

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 3

Soil Preference: Sandy loam, loam, clay loam. Prefers average to moist conditions, avoid planting anywhere that floods for more than two weeks in the spring. Generally quite adaptable to different soil conditions. 

Growth Habits and Disease Resistance: Vigorous and precocious, produces reliable crops. Very resistant to scab.

Sun/Shade: Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

Pollination: Requires a pollinator of a different apple variety that blooms around the same time

Flowering Time: Middle

Ripens: Late August

Storage: Keeps until October when stored in cool, humid conditions

Recommended Use: Fresh eating, cooking, cider

Cider Properties:
  • Class: Bittersweet
  • Sugar: High, SG >1.060
  • Acidity: Low, TA <4.5 g/L
  • Tannins: High, >2.5 g/L
  • Juice Yield: High

Size including roots:

  • 1 year grade 100-200 cm whip
  • 2 year grade 100 cm+ with 3 or more branches, 30 cm or more
  • B grade less than 100 cm