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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.

 

Strawberry Parfait identification images

  • Red splashed flesh of Strawberry Parfait.  Photo taken at Eastman's Antique Apples, Michigan.

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.

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety


    Visitor reviews

    • 19 Sep 2018  BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada
      I 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  MAINE, United States
      I 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.

    Tree register

    United States

    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2020 season

    • 18th April  2020  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

    2019 season

    • 19th April  2019  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

    2018 season

    • 24th April  2018  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

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    Harvest records for this variety

    2020 season

    • 2nd week August  2020  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

    2019 season

    • 3rd week August  2019  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

    2018 season

    • 4th week August  2018  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States

    Origins

    • Species: Malus domestica

    Using

    • Picking season: Early
    • Keeping (of fruit): Does not keep
    • Flavor style (apples): Strawberry
    • Food uses: Eating fresh

    Identification

    • Country of origin: United States
    • Fruit colour: Red over white

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