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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.

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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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Pollination

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties 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.

Planting & Care

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