Bonne Hotture

Though there seems to be no record of its origins, it was believed to have originated in the Loire River Valley several centuries ago. In his "Dictionnaire de pomologie: Pommes" (published in 1873), French pomologist André Leroy states that this apple was widely grown in the Maine et Loire Departments situated west of Paris. It was a favoured item in the region's markets through the 1800s and early 1900s. The flesh is white, fine-grained and melting. Juicy, very sweet with a slight tartness, and aromatic with a nutty flavor.