Snow (Fameuse)

Tart
Discovered 1730 Canada
Parentage Unknown
Harvest Late Season
DESCRIPTION

Also known as Fameuse, the aromatic Snow is a small to medium-sized red apple with green and pink striping. Its name comes from its milky-white flesh, which is sometimes stained crimson near the skin. Snow is a crisp, juicy apple, sweet-tart with a slight strawberry flavor. Snows are excellent apples for both fresh-eating and for cider. Harvest is in early October.

HISTORY

One of Snow's claim to fame is that it is one of the parents of McIntosh. Like the Mac, it hails from Canada, growing best in a colder climate. It was first grown around 1730.

This apple is grown at 4 New England orchards