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A popular apple variety in the 16th and 17th century France, but known since the time of the Romans. It is/was a small flat apple, beautifully red on one side, and pale or almost white on the other.

It is mentioned in the writings of Martin Lister, in his 'Journey to Paris in the Year 1690' and in Thomas Hardy's 'The Hand of Ethelberta'.

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