They have very tender yellowish-white skin, with stripes of pink flush on the side that got the sun.
Inside, they have tender, white, flesh that is juicy with concentrated flavour. The flesh is so aromatic that their scent carries even just sitting in a bowl.
The apples ripen over a period of time. They need to be picked before fully ripe. The skin will start just turning milky coloured at this point. If left on the tree beyond this, the flesh will go dry and lose its flavour.
For fresh-eating and cooking. Also good for apple sauce.
Does not store well.
Chenango Strawberry Apples originated in New York State, USA, around 1850. Known by 1854 in Chenango Valley.
Named for the Chenango Valley in New York State.