Early Joe

Sweet Tart

Early Joe is a small, early season apple with red stripes. It has excellent flavor, but much of its fruit is misshapen or too small.

Discovered: Early 1840s, New York

Parentage: Unknown

Harvest: Early Season


Like Northern Spy, the seeds for Early Joe originated in the Salisbury, Connecticut, orchard of Heman Chapin. He eventually planted them in East Bloomfield, New York.