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Fameuse Apple Scionwood (Spring 2024)


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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Quantity Fameuse Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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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.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
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)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Canada or France
Introduced in: 1600s
Introduced by:

The Environment

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
Fireblight: Susceptible
Perennial Canker: Resistant
Phytophthora (Collar Rot, Crown Rot, Root Rot): Susceptible
Powdery Mildew: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 2
Is it self-fertile? Partial
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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