Also known as Snow apple, Lady in the Snow, Fameuse, Chimney Apple and about 20 other names which reflects its popularity and how widely distributed this variety is. Originated around 1730 in Quebec, Canada an offspring of McIntosh. The attractive smallish fruit have red sometimes striped skin on a background of pale red and green. The flesh is very white (usually with pink flecks), very crisp and juicy and slightly aromatic. One of our most sought after varieties.
Important note on size. All my stepovers didnt make sufficient growth, and as such are sold as "small". In the paddock most got up to mid thigh (when in leaf!) and should do just fine. They've been discounted accordingly.
As we grow it on other rootstocks, be sure that you want it as a Step-over.
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|Ripening Time||March - April|
|Fertility||Needs a pollinator (produces viable pollen)|
|Growth Habit||Can be espaliered as a step-over and kept to 0.5m -1m. Free standing tree grows to around 1 -1.5m tall.|
|Chill Tolerance||Normal chill|
|Plant Sizes||Normal: approx 70-130cm bare rooted; Small: approx 50-70cm bare rooted|
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