Caudle (Cameo)


Caudle is a bi-coloured apple with a distinct burnt red stripe over a grennish-yellow background. The shape resembles Red Delicious, but is slightly more round than conical. The peel is smooth, slightly dull and of of medium thickness, so is slightly chewy while eating, but not particularly noticeable. The flesh is white, firm and crisp without being hard. The flavour is the main feature of the variety as it is distinctive, familiar, but difficult to describe: perhaps akin to the aroma of an apple store. Sweetness levels are good and acid levels low, though greater than Red Delicious.

Caudle is a mid to late season apple, harvesting just before Braeburn.

Growers are attracted to Caudle due to its productivity, regularity and long storage capability.

Good Fruit Guide Rating: ***

Caudle is a crisp apple with a distinct flavour which many will find attractive.

Flavoursome, crisp, sweet.

Names: Caudle; Cameo; Carousel; USPP 9067

Origin: Caudle was discovered in 1987 as a chance seedling of unknown parentage in a orchard of Red Delicious with Golden Delicious pollinators. The orchard belonged to Darrel & Marilynn Caudle of Dryden, Washington State, USA. The US plant patent was granted in March 1995. Cameo® is the marketing name given to Caudle.

Grown in: France, UK, USA

Harvest & Availability: Availability of Caudle in UK is as follows:

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Cameo Apple – UK marketing

USPP 9067 – US plant patent


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