An heirloom apple from Tennessee that has superb, sweet flavor but goes soft between the time you pick it and before you can get it to the house. Even though it’s soft, it’s still juicy! “Strawberry” might be the given name cuz it’s ripe at the end of strawberry season (very early) or maybe cuz it’s as soft as a strawberry—the origin of the name is lost as far as I can tell. Jeff Poppen, “The Barefoot Farmer,” from Tennessee introduced me to this apple, telling me it was “an old person’s apple—you could eat it even if you had no teeth!” My middle-aged son (with all his teeth) says, “Pshaw! It’s a great apple!” Highly disease resistant—no rust, no rots, no scab.