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On Sunday 7th of April 2013, the Marathon of Montauban celebrated its 6th birthday, with the participation of 2780 runners.
Every year, the Marathon of Montauban brings life to the heart of the town during the first weekend of April. More than 10 000 people, athletes and festivities amateurs meet to share 3 days of fun and sport! For its 3rd participation, Blue Whale (...)Read more
Synonymous with pleasure ever since a certain Adam bit heartily into one, the apple is the fruit par excellence, as its etymology shows (from the Latin "pomum" = fruit!).
Enjoyed by man since the Stone Age, apples have come down through the ages, developing spectacularly in the 19the Century. There are several thousand varieties, but the market has focused on thirty, selected over time for their taste, yield and resistance.
See below the 14 varieties of apples in the Blue Whale range.
Ariane is a 100% French apple, created by INRA, developed and grown exclusively in France.
Presentation: Ariane combines elegance and rusticity with its two-coloured appearance of deep red flecked with gold.
Tasting notes: sweet and tangy, revealing a sparkling, authentic flavour.
Its flesh is delicate, crisp, crunchy, juicy and dense.
This apple appeared in New Zealand towards the end of the 1930s.
It is a hybrid of the slightly acidic Granny Smith and the sweet Lady Hamilton varieties, which produces its tangy flavour.
Presentation: a shiny red apple streaked with yellowy gold.
Tasting notes: very crunchy flesh with a balanced flavour that is sweet, tangy, scented and juicy.
Ideal for eating, it may also be used with great success for cooking.
Despite its name, this late variety comes from England.
Presentation: a medium to large sized apple with an irregular shape. Its thick, matt skin is tawny brown over yellow. When ripe, the fruit takes on a lovely cinnamon colour.
Tasting notes: delicate, soft flesh, yellowy-white or greenish, sweet and scented with a pleasant touch of acidity.
Its smooth flesh is particularly good for cooking: baked or stewed apples and as an accompaniment to meat and game.
A Golden Delicious and “Reinette Clochard” (type of Russet) hybrid, this is one of _the most aromatic varieties.
Presentation: a slightly flattened shape; its skin is yellow dotted with slightly rough freckles.
Tasting notes: its firm, soft flesh has a sweet, tangy flavour that is very aromatic.
Perfect for eating with a knife, Chanticler apples can also be used in cooking.
This latest apple variety is exclusive to Blue Whale. Grown only in the orchards of South-western France where a responsible protection programme is used, it offers a superb combination of flavour and crispness obtained by crossbreeding ancient varieties with more modern ones.
Presentation: with its lovely orangey, slightly rustic colour, Chanteloup has that authentic look!
Tasting notes: its biggest asset is its flavour. Very crisp, juicy and sweet, with a delicate, slightly aniseed flavour that will prove popular with lovers of taste!
This beautiful apple with its rustic aspect is produced in organic farming.
Tasting: crunchy flesh, and subtle and strong scent.
Thanks to its taste well balanced in sugar and acidity Dalinette is as well as cooking than crunching.
This golden yellow apple is
Tasting notes: its flesh
is compact and crunchy
with a balanced acidity.
An outstandingly tasty eating apple!
Developed in Japan in 1939
this variety takes its name from
the famous mountain revered by the Japanese.
Presentation: with a slightly flattened shape, its skin
is yellow dotted with
Tasting notes: firm, crunchy, juicy fruit.
sweet and not very acidic.
Developed in Virginia in 1890 as a result of lucky sowing, Golden Delicious apples have been grown in France since 1955.
It is the most heavily-grown variety in France.
Presentation: an attractive yellow skin.
Tasting notes: crunchy, juicy and slightly tangy flesh.
Granny Smith is a hybrid that appeared in Australia in 1868 as a result of lucky sowing by an elderly lady who gave it her name (literally, Granny Smith). It is the third most heavily-grown apple in France after Golden Delicious and Gala.
Presentation: a medium-sized, very bright green apple with white, firm, juicy tangy and crunchy flesh.
Tasting notes: excellent for eating it can also be used either cooked or raw in culinary preparations.
Joya ® is an apple adapted for the “snacking” market.
Presentation: its bright red colour draws your attention and makes you want to eat it.
Tasting notes: its firm flesh is delightfully crunchy. Very juicy, its menthol aromas give it an agreeable freshness in the mouth.
It is perfect for when you’re feeling peckish and for taking on sporting outdoor activities.
Pink Lady ® is born in Australia by crossing Lady Williams with Golden Delicious. It came on the market in the early 2000s. Today Pink Lady ® is the leading apple brand in Europe.
Presentation: its skin is distinctive from other varieties and goes from pastel pink to red over a light green. It is easily recognizable with its heart-shaped sticker.
Tasting notes: Pink Lady ® is an eating apple that is quite firm, very sweet, juicy and scented.
Originating from Chile, this is a very scented but fragile apple.
Presentation: its skin is a beautiful deep red.
Tasting notes: its firm, crunchy flesh is scented, juicy and sweet. It needs to be eaten quickly, either cooked or raw, because it oxidizes quickly.
It may be cooked in the microwave or in a cake, without its skin.
Imported from New Zealand in around 1960, the result of a cross between Kidd’s Orange, and Golden Delicious.
Presentation: a lemon-yellow colour with orangey-red patches, smooth and shiny.
Tasting notes: its white, smooth flesh is very sweet, crunchy and juicy.
Delicious both raw and cooked.