In this research fruit quality of seven early ripening strawberry cultivars (Clerry, Maya, Alba, Miss, Camarosa, Queen Elisa and Elsanta) during successive harvesting pe-riods has been investigated. The following quality parameters were determined in the har-vested fruits: dry matter, total soluble solids (TSS), pH, total acidity (TA), TSS/TA ratio, re-ducing sugars, sucrose, vitamin C, total ... [Show full abstract] anthocyanins, total phenolics (TP), nonflavonoids, flavonoids, antioxidant activity, and colour. Investigated cultivars differ significantly accor-ding to the basic chemical composition. The highest, statistically significant values of dry matter, soluble solids, TSS/TA ratio, vitamin C, total phenolics, nonflavonoids and antioxi-dant activity were determined for cultivar Elsanta. Among the other early ripening culti-vars involved in the research, Alba and Maya had the lowest contents of dry matter, total soluble solids, total phenolics and nonflavonoids, reducing sugars and sucrose. The an-thocyanin content was the highest in cultivars Camarosa, Miss and Maya; consequently, the most intensive colour was noted in the same cultivars. Parameters that determine fruit quality had lower values in all the investigated early ripening cultivars than in cultivar Elsanta; however, their quality was satisfactory.