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.