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Available Spring 2020

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Description

Also called fameuse apple

Pleasantly fragrant! Tree bears crops of round, medium-sized fruit with ruby-red over green skin and a snow white flesh. Exceptional flavor for fresh eating, juice, and cider. Keeps well in proper storage. Blooms late to avoid frost. Antique variety, originates from Quebec, Canada, circa 18th century. Believed to be a parent of McIntosh. Cold-hardy. Ripens in early September. Best pollinators: Cortland, Stark® BraeStar™, or Stark® Lodi.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Spicy, Juicy
Texture Tender, Fine
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Pollination

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a pollinator within 50' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
We've been looking for this type of apple. Glad to see you carry it! Old apple that my grandfather had in his orchard.
Janette D on Apr 12, 2018
I grew up with a Snow Apple tree in the side yard on the place I grew up in the country . My mom still lives on the home place, and last year the old tree gave in to a wind sheer. Mom and I can't imagine not having a snow apple tree in the yard, neighbors and friends have been enjoying the apples for years.
Allan M on Mar 12, 2017
We've been looking for this type of apple. Glad to see you carry it! Old apple that my grandfather had in his orchard.
Janette D on Apr 12, 2018
Grandparents had them. I've been trying to order for 3 years but by spring when I can order your're sold out
Duane S on Jan 2, 2018
I grew up with a Snow Apple tree in the side yard on the place I grew up in the country . My mom still lives on the home place, and last year the old tree gave in to a wind sheer. Mom and I can't imagine not having a snow apple tree in the yard, neighbors and friends have been enjoying the apples for years.
Allan M on Mar 12, 2017
My wife wanted as it is a very sweet apple and was available from you
Schark on Jun 2, 2016
when a kid, i managed a small orchid.
walter k on Apr 13, 2016
It's my favorite variety of apple.
Judith B on Apr 1, 2016
Grandparents had them. I've been trying to order for 3 years but by spring when I can order your're sold out
Duane S on Jan 2, 2018
My wife wanted as it is a very sweet apple and was available from you
Schark on Jun 2, 2016
what pollinator is required for the snow tree?
Roger L on Aug 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There are many trees that will pollinate Snow Apple, here are a few of the best: Chestnut Crabapple, Cortland, CrimsonCrisp, Granny Smith, Jonathan, Macoun, Pink Lady, Redfree, SunCrisp, Yellow Transparent.
There was a big wind storm here and the pollinator apple tree for my Snow apple broke off right at the ground. I'd like to get another tree to replace it so that I have good cross pollination. Would the Lodi apple tree be a good choice?
Michael Scott S on Jun 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Lodi is another early apple and would be a great choice. Snow apples are wonderful, a childhood favorite. :-)

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Snow Apple
Was doing really well until recently when some leaves turning yellow.

Seasons have been strange and number of perennial shrubs and even a tree
are having "issues". Hopefully all will recover. If the apple fails, hopefully I can obtain a replacement from you.
June 5, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Growing nicely
I had wanted a Snow Apple for many years. While I was growing up, there was a Snow Apple tree on our family ranch that my brother and I loved because of the delicious apples it grew. Getting this tree from Stark was an event of great joy to me. Right away within the first few days after planting it, new growth was evident. Now that it has survived the winter, it is growing nicely, although I'm not expecting any fruit until next year.
June 10, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
2 apples as a one-year-old
My Snow Apple tree grew appropriately the first year and is beginning to branch. It came through the winter fine, and I was surprised to see that it bloomed rather heavily its first Spring and has set two apples that are currently marble-sized in early May. This is precocious for a first-year tree, but I'll take it, as I am rather excited to give this famous heritage apple a try. So far it has no observable diseases or insect infestations. I am not sure if this is showing resistance, or if it is just luck, as I have not sprayed it at all.
May 5, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Heritage Snow apple
I got two bare root heritage Snow apple trees last year and put them out in a new orchard with other fruit trees. They prospered last summer and have wintered well. I put on mouse guards for protection in the winter-since removed- and have a solar powered fence to keep the deer out. They are starting to bud out here in Maine where our “spring” has been cold and miserable. They seem fine.
May 3, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing beautifully
I am in zone 9b in the desert and it made it through the first summer in a container shaded under a tree. It looks great and I can't wait until it fruits!
May 25, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago