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Fruit Fact: Faibella, a variety of apples

An entirely seedless apple the way a watermelon is seedless: there aren't even any seed cavities! The flesh goes all the way to the center. The flowers also don't have any petals.

Variety Background:

Most Common Name: Faibella
Species: malus domestica
Synonyms: None
Origin: Found by G. Planchamp in a gardin in the canton of Valais, Switzerland, it's exact whereabouts is unknown.
Patents or Trademarks: None


Description: Medium-sized, flat shaped yellow-green fruits with red stripes turning to blush in exposed areas. Some russetting in the calyx basin.

Flavor and tasting notes: The lightly aromatic cream-colored flesh is coarse, sweet and juicy, has low acidity.


Seedless, therefore may do well in lower chill areas, but requires heat to develop higher brix levels and flavor up properly.

Bloom Time Rating:

Growth Habit:

A very vigorous tree but not super precocious.

Vigor: T3

Harvest, storage and consumption:

This is a very late Winter apple that needs to be harvested over a longer period of time, starting in October all the way into mid-November.

Begin of Harvest: mid Oct
End of Harvest: mid Nov
Stores Until: early Jan


Mostly a cooker due to the coarse flesh.

Eating: No
Cooking: Yes
Cider: No


Highly susceptible to scab, but most likely unaffected by fireblight due to the lack of petals which will not attract fireblight carrying pollinators.

Scab Susceptibility: High
Fire Blight Susceptibility: low
Powdery Mildew Susceptibility: Unknown
Cedar Apple Rust Susceptibility: Unknown
Black Rot Susceptibility: Unknown
Phytopthera Rots Susceptibility: Unknown
Fly Speck Susceptibility: Unknown
Coddling Moth Susceptibility: Unknown

Nurseries that carry this variety: