Strawberry Parfait apple
Strawberry Parfait is an early season apple variety with a very dark red stripes over a solid red skin. It is named for the way the red skin extends partially into the flesh.
Like most early season varieties the apples do not keep and the flesh is quite soft, but it has a pleasing vinous flavor, sometimes with a hint of strawberries.
Strawberry Parfait will readily over-set and benefits from thinning of the fruitlets. When ripe the apples drop from the tree.
Strawberry Parfait has some susceptibility to fire blight and scap.
Strawberry Parfait was originally known as NJ46, and was developed by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station in the 1970s. It is a cross of Mollies Delicious and July Red.
USDA identification images for Strawberry Parfait
The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.
Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.
- 19 Sep 2018 SandraBRITISH COLUMBIA, CanadaI wonder if this might be the variety I know as Strawberry Banana? If yes, there are a few growing outside of Chilliwack, British Columbia. Amazingly tasty and fragrant apple.
- 04 Oct 2011 Linda HeawardMAINE, United StatesI believe this is the apple my mom used to call a strawberry apple, very old tree at the time, just found an old tree that may be this variety in Greenville, ME.
Spring blossom records for this variety
- 18th April 2020 - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
- 19th April 2019 - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
- 24th April 2018 - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
Harvest records for this variety
- Species: Malus domestica - Apple
- Originates from: New Jersey, United States
- Country of origin: United States
- Fruit colour: Red
- Picking season: Early
- Keeping (of fruit): Does not keep
- Flavour quality: Very good
- Food uses: Eating fresh
- Flavour style (apples): Strawberry
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