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Fameuse

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to be a Canadian variety and may have been raised from seed brought from France by early settlers. It was planted in the USA in about 1730. Fruits have rather soft, fine-textured, juicy flesh with a very sweet and vinous flavour - similar to McIntosh.

Synonyms:
American Nonpareil, Amerikanischer Schneeapfel, Chimney Apple, de Neige, du Marechal, Feimez, Formosa, Frogmore Dessert, Hires alma, la Belle Fameuse, la Fameuse, Neige, Neige-Frambose de Gielen, Pomme de Fameuse, Pomme de Neige, Pomme de Neige der Amerikaner, Pomme de Niege, Pomme Fameuse, Pomme Neige, Red American, Royal Snow, Sanguineous, Sanguineum, Sanguineus, Schneeapfel, Snejnoe, Snow, Snow Apple, Snow Chimmey, Snow Chimney, Vytecne jablko
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Paramor)
Father to:
Lawfam
Dodd
Sports:
Red Fameuse
Shape
Oblong 2
Size
medium 2
Height
50.00mm 2
Width
63.00mm 2
Ribbing
absent 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1952 - 174

  

Accession name
Fameuse
Flowering time  ›››
1st May10% flowering
7th MayFull (80%) flowering
13th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register