Fameuse (Snow)

Accession

Palermo, ME [Waldo County]

Synonyms

Snow, Snow Ball, Snow Sweet, Chimney Apple, De Neige, La Belle Fameuse, Neige-Framboise, Pomme de Niege, Pomme Fameuse, Sanguineus

Origin

Quebec; 1700s

Season

October to mid-winter

Uses

Fresh eating/dessert, Sauce, Pies

Distinctive Features

small, round, shiny bright red blushed or striped skin, snow white flesh, highly susceptible to scab

Resembles

Winter Fameuse, Bloom, Brilliant, Canada Baldwin, Fameuse Green, Famous Noire, Fameuse Sucre, La Victoire, Louise, McIntosh, Hilaire, Shiawassee

Status of Name

Verified Visually by Experts and DNA confirmed

DNA Information

Tested 2019; confirmed correct
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