Full sun, Zone 3
Pot size #5
Snow, aka Fameuse, apples originated near Lake Champlain in Quebec some time before the 1730s. The exact origin is unclear but this variety is thought to have originated from a seedling or cutting brought from France. From about 1750-1850, this was one of the most commonly grown apples in Quebec until the orchards were almost wiped out in the latter half of the 19th century by disease and failed to regain their popularity. However, these lovely apples may still be with us in their own way as they are one of the potential parents of McIntosh.
It is easy to see why Snow apples were once so popular. These apples have a lovely deep red skin with pure white flesh that is said to have a strawberry flavour. These trees are also quite cold hardy and produce heavy crops.