Vertou Organic Apples: The Verger du Coteau, a family business for several generations, offers a wide variety of apples depending on the season. Discover our “Vertou organic apples” now!

Ambassy

Season – August / September

The Ambassy apple is not to cook but has to be crunched. It will delight your palate with its sweet taste and juicy flesh. 

 

Characteristics :

 

Acidity: ★★☆

Firmness: ★★☆

Fragrance: ★★★

Sugar: ★★★

Use for :

 

Compote: ★★★

Salad : ★☆☆

Pie: ★★★

Organic belchard apple with melting, sweet flesh; tangy and aromatic, ideal for compote and pie
Belchard

Season – October / June

With a slightly flattened shape and rough colour, its flesh is melting, sweet, tangy and aromatic.

  

 

Characteristics :

 

Acidity: ★★☆

Firmness: ★★☆

Fragrance: ★★★

Sugar: ★★☆

Use for :

 

Compote: ★★★

Salad : ☆☆☆

Pie: ★★★

Boskoop 

Season – October / mid-March

The Boskoop is a hardy apple with a matte, rough skin. The flesh is rather firm, tangy and fragrant. It can be eaten raw and is also perfect for compotes. 

 

Characteristics :

 

Acidity: ★★★

Firmness: ★★☆

Fragrance: ★★☆

Sugar: ★☆☆

Use for :

 

Compote: ★★★

Salad : ★★☆

Pie: ★★☆

Organic russet  apple with firm, sweet, fragrant and juicy flesh
Russet apple (Chlochard)

Season – October / March

With its rough, brown spotted yellow colour, this apple offers a firm, juicy and sweet flesh, excellent in taste.

Characteristics :

 

Acidity: ★☆☆

Firmness: ★☆☆

Fragrance:  ★★★

Sugar: ★★☆

Use for :

 

Compote: ☆☆☆

Salad: ★☆☆

Pie: ★☆☆

Organic dalinette apple, firm and sweet, ideal for salad
Dalinette (choupette)

Season – March / May

This slightly rough fruit has a very firm and sweet flesh with a hint of acidity.

 

Characteristics :

 

Acidity: ★☆☆

Firmness: ★★★

Fragrance: ★★☆

Sugar: ★★★

Use for :

 

Compote: ★☆☆

Salad: ★★★

Pie: ☆☆☆

Drap d’or

Season – November / February

This apple has everything to please because its flesh is fine, fragrant, slightly acidic and juicy.

 

Characteristics :

 

Acidity: ★☆☆

Firmness: ★★☆

Fragrance: ★★★

Sugar: ★★☆

Use for :

 

Compote: ★★☆

Salad: ☆☆☆

Pie: ★☆☆

Organic elstar apple, fragrant, juicy, sweet and sour, ideal for compote, salad and pie
Elstar 

Season – August / March

Elstar has the characteristic of having a fragrant flesh with a pear-like aroma. This apple is juicy, sweet, tangy and fragrant at the same time.

 

Characteristics :

 

Acidity: ★★☆

Firmness: ★★☆

Fragrance: ★★★

Sugar: ★★☆

 

Use for :

 

Compote: ★★★

Salad : ★★☆

Pie: ★★★

Gala

Season – August / February

The Royal Gala has a thin skin with red and yellow stripes. The flesh is soft, sweet, firm and crunchy but also fruity.

 

Characteristics :

 

Acidity: ★☆☆

Firmness: ★★★

Fragrance: ★★☆

Sugar: ★★★

 

Use for :

 

Compote: ★☆☆

Salad: ★★★

Pie: ★★☆

Organic golden delicious apple, sweet, ideal for compote, salad and pie
Golden delicious

Season – September / June

Recognisable by its yellow colour, this apple is both crunchy and soft, with sweet and juicy flesh.

Characteristics :

 

Acidity: ★★☆

Firmness: ★★☆

Fragrance: ★★☆

Sugar: ★★☆

 

Use for :

 

Compote: ★★☆

Salad: ★★☆

Pie: ★★☆

Organic apple gold rush délice d'or, tasty, sweet, spicy, tangy, firm, ideal for salad, pie and compote
Gold Rush (délice d’or)

Season – December / May

The Gold Rush is a very firm, tasty and sweet apple. It has spicy, acidic notes.

Characteristics :

 

Acidity: ★★★

Firmness: ★★★

Fragrance: ★★☆

Sugar: ★★★

 

Use for :

 

Compote: ★★☆

Salad : ★★★

Pie: ★★★

Organic Idared apple, crunchy flesh, ideal for compote
Idared

Season – January / June

This is a large-fruited apple variety with crisp, sweet, fragrant and slightly tart flesh.

Characteristics :

 

Acidity: ★☆☆

Firmness: ★★☆

Fragrance: ★★☆

Sugar: ★★☆

 

Use for :

 

Compote: ★★☆

Salad: ★☆☆

Pie: ★☆☆

Melrose

Season – October / March

A pink to bright red apple with a crunchy, sweet flesh. 

Characteristics :

 

Acidity: ★☆☆

Firmness: ★★☆

Fragrance: ★★★

Sugar: ★★☆

 

Use for :

 

Compote: ★★★

Salad : ☆☆☆

Pie: ★★☆

Organic patte de loup apple with juicy, crunchy, sweet and fragrant flesh, ideal for compote
Patte de Loup (Wolf’s paw)

Season – Mid-November / April

Recognisable by its circular claw-shaped wound, this variety has a rough skin hiding a juicy, crunchy, sweet and very fragrant flesh.

Characteristics :

 

Acidity: ★☆☆

Firmness: ★★★

Fragrance: ★★★

Sugar: ★★☆

 

Use for :

 

Compote: ★★★

Salad : ☆☆☆

Pie: ☆☆☆

Pilot

Season – January / April

This apple is said to be hardy. Its flesh is crisp and juicy. Its acidity gives it a fresh feeling. 

 

Characteristics :

 

Acidity: ★★★

Firmness: ★★★

Fragrance: ★★☆

Sugar: ★★☆

 

Use for :

 

Compote: ★★☆

Salad : ★★★

Pie: ★★★

King of the Pippins

Season – August / October

One of the “Vertou organic apples”, sweet and slightly acidic, its flesh is melting and has a honeyed aroma.  

 

Characteristics :

 

Acidity: ★★☆

Firmness: ★★★

Fragrance: ★★★

Sugar: ★★☆

 

Use for :

 

Compote: ★★★

Salad : ★★☆

Pie: ★★★

Rubinette

Season – October / February 

Rubinette is a variety of apple that varies from yellow to red, with a juicy and crunchy flesh. The flesh is juicy and crunchy, and it is both very sweet and tart at the same time.

Characteristics :

 

Acidity: ★★★

Firmness: ★★☆

Fragrance: ★★★

Sugar: ★★★

 

Use for :

 

Compote: ★★★

Salad : ★★☆

Pie: ★★★