Jersey Mac

Sweet Tart
Description

Jersey Mac has a tough, dark red skin. It is noted for its sweet strawberry-like flavor and bright white flesh. Jersey Macs are ready for picking in early September.

Discovered: 1956 New Brunswick, New Jersey

Parentage: (Melba x [Wealthy x Starr]) x (Red Rome x Melba)

Harvest: Early Season

History

Jersey Mac originated in 1956 at Rutgers University’s College of Agriculture in New Brunswick, New Jersey.