Molon and Gallesio, the fathers of Italian fruit farming, respectively define it as ‘one of the most delicious apples, with a taste reminescent of pineapples and violets’ and ‘the queen of crunchy apples’. Its name is Carla, but also the plural ‘Carle’ and the masculine ‘Carlo’ can be used. The fruit is small and irregular, with a hay-yellow, pink tinged skin and a cream-white, juicy and very sweet pulp. Particularly delicate, it preserves less than the other varieties hence it should be eaten straight after harvesting.
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