Apple 'Chenango Strawberry'

Malus x domestica

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Species: x domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Chenango Strawberry
Additional cultivar information:(aka Sherwoods Favorite, Early Sugar Loaf, Jackson Apple, Strawberry Chenango)
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10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Time:

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Rootstock Vigor:

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Bearing Habit:

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Disease Resistance:

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Fruit Usage:

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Propagation Methods:

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Opelousas, Louisiana

Rumford, Rhode Island

Needville, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 27, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Also known as: Sherwoods Favorite, Early Sugar Loaf, Jackson Apple, Strawberry Chenango.

A very beautiful apple originating in New York around 1850. Excellent for both fresh eating and cooking. The fruit should be picked when the skin begins to develop a milky appearance. Medium sized fruit is quite elongated in appearance with smooth yellowish-white skin nearly covered with stripes of red and crimson. Tender white flesh is juicy, aromatic and highly flavored.

Parentage / Origin: Known since 1854, New York
Harvest / Season: Harvest: Late August - September
Description: 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... read more