An attractive, highly disease-resistant apple, ideal for organic growers.
Fameuse Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)
An outstanding, cold-hardy heirloom dessert apple. Also known as Snow, Snow Apple, Chimney Apple, Neige, Pomme de Neige, Pomme de Fameuse.
This upright-spreading tree is vigorous, hardy, and long-lived. It crops heavily and thinning is needed to maintain annual bearing. Fameuse is resistant to canker and mildew, but susceptible to fireblight and collar rot, and very susceptible to scab. This tree is partially self-fertile, but cropping will be improved by the presence of a pollenizer.
A smallish fruit with delicate, thin, red skin over snow-white flesh, Fameuse ripens late September in upstate New York and, if free of scab damage, can be stored through winter. In Apples of New York, Beach writes that Fameuse is "one of the most desirable dessert apples of its season." The flesh is tender and very juicy, with an excellent sub-acid, strawberry-scented flavor. Too soft for most bakers, it is an outstanding dessert apple that deserves a place in the garden of anyone who cares more about flavor than commercial utility.
Fameuse was a very popular apple in New England and the Quebec area of Canada until the 1800's, when either disease or frost decimated plantings and it was supplanted by McIntosh, which is probably one of its descendants. This apple was a favorite of the poet Robert Frost, and there is an old Fameuse tree still standing on his farm.
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Subcategory: Heirloom, Disease-Resistant, Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate
Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, storage
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: red
Flesh color: white
Origin: Canada or France
Introduced in: 1600s
Calendar & Geography
USDA zones: 3 - 8
Chill hours: 600
Ripening date: Sep 29 (approximate, in New York State) + 14 days after McIntosh
Diseases & Pests
Apple Scab: Very Susceptible
Perennial Canker: Resistant
Phytophthora (Collar Rot, Crown Rot, Root Rot): Susceptible
Powdery Mildew: Resistant
Bloom group: 2
Is it self-fertile? Partial
Is it fertile? Y
This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Fameuse Apple. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.
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|Wolf River Apple||0|
|Williams' Pride Apple||0|
|Wickson Crab Apple||0|
|White Winter Pearmain Apple||0|
|Virginia Crab Apple||0|
|Spitzenburg Esopus Apple||0|
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