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Chenango Strawberry apple

Last updated 31 Dec 2013.

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Current rating: 4.0 out of 5. Total votes cast: 10

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27 Aug 2018 
We have 1/2 of a tree grafted with this apple that is +60 yrs old. Yes, it is a very fussy apple, only good for sauce and eating with a soft, smooth texture. But we can start harvest of ours in late July-early Aug and must pick every few days to get them before rotting on the tree. It does not keep well even in refrigeration.

07 Aug 2016 
Best tasting apple for hand eating I've ever had, but the skins can be leathery and tannic on fruit from poorly cared for trees. The trees themselves are delicate and fussy, but a fresh, well grown apple from one is a genuinely eye-opening experience.

04 Sep 2015 
The best apple for pie! It is very tender and never tough or undercooked. Yes, they mumify on the tree, but are worth the attractive fruit so prized.

04 Sep 2015 
I would agree that this apple would not rate high if it were not for the use as a sauce apple. The soft texture tends toward smooth sauce of good flavor. Ripens over long period so need to pick over tree numerous times. I like it better than transparent for sauce

02 Aug 2015 
These trees are not worth the hassle. They have are average tasting (there is a sharpness to them), and are a pain to harvest. These apples will rot and mummify on the tree before they are ripe so must be picked early, but also don't last. Still trying to get a decent crop.

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Medium to large fruit smooth, yellowish or greenish-white skin striped with crimson. Flesh juicy, mildly subacid, aromatic with a hint of strawberries. Skin smooth and tough. Pick when skin starts to turn milky.

Chenango Strawberry phototape


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Unknown
  • Originates from: New York, United States
  • Introduced: 1854 and earlier
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1652
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1952-115


  • Flesh colour: White
  • Fruit size: Small
  • Fruit size: Medium
  • Fruit size: Large
  • Fruit size: Variable
  • Fruit shape: Conical
  • Fruit shape: Long-conical
  • Fruit shape: Oblong-conical
  • Fruit shape: Oblong
  • Shape features (vertical view): Tapering toward calyx end or apex
  • Shape uniformity: Uniform in shape, Variable in size
  • Russet % coverage: Low
  • Russet % coverage: Absent
  • Basin russet: Little, light russet
  • Basin russet: Usually Russet free


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style: Strawberry / raspberry
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Harvest period: Early season
  • Use / keeping: 1 week


  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • General disease resistance: Average
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849


  • Scab  - Some susceptibility
  • Mildew  - Some susceptibility
  • Fireblight  - Some susceptibility
  • Cedar apple rust  - Some resistance

Chenango Strawberry identification photos from official fruit collections



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Chenango Strawberry identification photos from website visitors

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2016 season

  • June  2016  - tree owned by B. in Searsmont, United States

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2016 season

  • September  2016  - tree owned by B. in Searsmont, United States

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