Early Fry

Cultivar Information

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


'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'.


'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%