Strawberry Parfait apples are always an early season delight in our orchard. The Strawberry Parfait apple tree ripens just before the Gravenstein apples. The fruit has a handsome, striped red over ivory skin with the flesh splashed red like strawberries in vanilla ice cream. Strawberry Parfait apples pack hints of strawberry in the nose and mouth also. My wife's favorite early apple. Enjoy Strawberry Parfait apples early, they don't keep. Please see below for further insight on our heirloom apple tree Strawberry Parfait and discover additional consideration for selecting the appropriate fruit trees to buy for your home and small farm.
Pollination Requirement:Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: New Jersey 1900's
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.