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Chenango Strawberry Apple Scionwood (Spring 2021)


An early season, strawberry-scented heirloom with a very long harvest season. Also known as Sherwood's Favorite, Frank, Buckley, Early Sugar Loaf, Jackson Apple, Smyrna, Strawberry.

A medium-vigor tree with an upright-spreading to roundish habit, Chenango Strawberry needs to be pruned and thinned diligently to maintain annual bearing. It is somewhat susceptible to fireblight.

If you are wondering what that delicious, delicate aroma is, it might be a bowl of Chenango Strawberry apples. These large, tapered fruits have a unique and distinctive strawberry scent. Perfect for the home garden, they have an extremely long harvest period. In Old Southern Apples, Calhoun reports a harvest of Chenango Strawberry lasting from July 20 to September 17! The fruit is blushed red over a pale yellow background with meltingly tender, aromatic flesh. This apple has almost no keeping quality, and its tender flesh also rules it out for commercial production, but it remains a favorite for home orchards.

First described in 1854, it is unclear whether Chenango Strawberry was first propagated in New York or Connecticut. Some sources report that it was first planted by a man named Frank, and that it was also known by that name.

Volume Pricing

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Quantity Chenango Strawberry Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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Clean vs Regular

Clean = virus-free in lab tests, suggested for grafting with some of the Geneva rootstocks, especially G.16 and G.935. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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A medium-vigor tree with an upright-spreading to roundish habit, Chenango Strawberry needs to be pruned and thinned diligently to maintain annual bearing. It is somewhat susceptible to fireblight.

If you are wondering what that delicious, delicate aroma is, it might be a bowl of Chenango Strawberry apples. These large, tapered fruits have a unique and distinctive strawberry scent. Perfect for the home garden, they have an extremely long harvest period. In Old Southern Apples, Calhoun reports a harvest of Chenango Strawberry lasting from July 20 to September 17! The fruit is blushed red over a pale yellow background with meltingly tender, aromatic flesh. This apple has almost no keeping quality, and its tender flesh also rules it out for commercial production, but it remains a favorite for home orchards.

First described in 1854, it is unclear whether Chenango Strawberry was first propagated in New York or Connecticut. Some sources report that it was first planted by a man named Frank, and that it was also known by that name.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: New York / Connecticut
Introduced in: 1854
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Aug 25 (approximate, in New York State) - 21 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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