Fameuse Apple


  • Quebec CA (possibly from French seed)
  • 1700 (likely earlier)
  • Known as the snow apple due to its white flesh, probable parent of mcintosh, red blushed yellow apple with McIntosh flavor.


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Biting into this apple makes one quickly aware of its McIntosh relationship. Greatly important heirloom apple for the US due to its many important progeny in the Mac family. Skin can become deeply red, and sports a stark white flesh of very good eating quality. Crisp when fresh, becoming softer and creamy in storage but retains flavor. Pronounced fa-moo. Or you can call it "Snow apple", or perhaps Pomme de Neige if you are really fancy. Ripens in late September in Walden. Hardy at least to zone 3, likely colder.

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Tree Pruning
Proper pruning ensures a healthier tree, improves fruit size and increases fruit yield. Fruit trees should be pruned during winter dormancy. We’ll prune individual trees or an entire orchard.

We offer services for those who would like assistance in planting and/or maintaining trees and help with everything from staking trees to trellising grapes and berries. We will show you the proper procedures for caring for your home orchard or do the maintenance for you.

Custom Grafting
In addition to grafting the fruit trees we sell, we also offer custom grafting services. We can graft a hard to find cultivar, a reproduction from your own tree, or we can graft onto an existing tree on your property. New trees can be sent right away or grown a year here.

We do site visits, help with soil and other tests, and planning. Included are written plans for the implementation and day to day operations of your future of existing plantings. Fees vary according to the extent of the operation. Contact us for further info.

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