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Early Fry


Cultivar Information

Flower type = Female
Berry color = Bronze
Year introduced = 1993
Variety protection = Patented

History

'Early Fry' was released and patented by Ison's Nursery in 1993. Plant patent #9225, Aug. 1, 1995. The listed pedigree is 'Sweet Jenny' x 'Ison'.


Comments

'Early Fry' was a good performer in our trials. 'Early Fry' had good yields, especially for a female variety, early harvest, large size, and high soluble solids.

The only limitations of this cultivar are that it has female flowers and will require a pollinator and that the fruit can have a dull, unattractive appearance. We recommend this cultivar because it is very large and early with a good flavor.


 


 

Average Berry Quality in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar

Berry weight (g)

Berry diameter (mm)

Soluble solids (%)

Early Fry

15.2

29

16

Fry

12.7

27

15.3

Supreme

17.7

31

13.9

 


Cultivar Attributes in Tifton, GA Trials

Cultivar

Vine vigor

Leaf disease

Berry rot

% Full crop

Harvest period

Ripening

% Dry scar

Early Fry

medium

80%

slight

80%

early

even

20%

Fry

medium

slight

slight

70%

midseason

even

30%

Supreme

medium

slight

none

90%

midseason

uneven

60%