This variety can be found in the departments of Correze, Haute Vienne, Creuse, Aveyron, Lot, Lot et Garonne, Tarn and Tarn et Garonne. Markets are the best place to find it.
The story dates back to 1770 when Turgot, then steward of Limousin, stopped off at an inn between Tulle and Brive. After asking for something to eat, the innkeeper served him bread and asked his wife to go and get an apple from the windowsill (called the ‘estre’ at this time). Turgot thought the apple was delicious and decided people needed to know about it. Remembering only the name ‘window apple’, he naturally named it the estre apple.