Snow (Fameuse)

Sweet Tart

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. Snow is excellent for both fresh-eating and for cider. Harvest is in early October.

Discovered: 1730, Canada

Parentage: Unknown

Harvest: Late Season


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.