A bittersweet cider apple from Normandy, France. It originated near the commune of Bernay at the site of the Benedictine Abbey. Fruit is large and ripens in midseason. Description taken from http://www.foggyridgecider.com/our-cider/our-apples.php: "So tannic it is known as a "spitter," this French variety has long been grown in England for blending with sharp and sweet apples. Muscat de Bernay trees reach straight for the sky and are impossible to train into a more productive shape. A frustrating but valuable apple."