Fall 2014 / Spring 2015 seasonWe are now taking provisional orders for fall 2014 shipping (warmer zones only) or spring 2015. 

Fuji apple trees

  • Pick: Very late-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Eat fresh 

Although Fuji originates from Japan, its parentage is all-American, a cross between Red Delicious and Ralls Janet. In terms of shape and skin texture it looks like Ralls Janet - but with the strong red coloration of Red Delicious overlaid to produce a lovely pink hue - Fuji really is a very attractive apple. The colors can vary from red/pink flush over yellow to a deeper speckled pink.

The flavor is mild, and pleasantly sweet with very little tartness. Fuji has the potential to achieve high quality flavor and texture when grown in the right conditions. It also has remarkable keeping qualities, even in natural cold storage.

Fuji is unusual in that there are a number of different forms or "sports", many of them ripening much earlier than the original forms. Customers in the northern states may have more success with the early ripening variants: Rising Sun, September Wonder, Beni Shogun - these should all ripen in September. The later ripening forms include Sun Fuji, Myra, Nagano Red (as well as the original Fuji) - and typically ripen in late October.

Order now for fall 2014 (warm zones) or spring 2015.

Fuji apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Small  (6ft - 9ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Bud. 9 rootstock  (dwarf) September Wonder $29.00 Sold outalert me
Large  (9ft - 12ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M7 rootstock  (semi-vigorous) September Wonder $29.00 Sold outalert me

Delivery discounts. Prices are for individual trees excluding delivery. There is no minimum quantity but it is cost effective to order in multiples of 4 trees.

Delivery period: Trees are delivered in March and April. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in a warm zone (e.g. Southern California, Alabama etc.) Fall delivery is possible. More details on our spring shipping schedule by state.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Alternatives to Fuji apple trees

Summary features of Fuji

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Scab: Some resistance?
  • Mildew: Some resistance?
  • Fireblight: Very susceptible?
  • Woolly aphid: Some susceptibility
  • Cedar apple rust: Some susceptibility?

    Uses

  • Picking season: Very late?
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Drying / Discoloring: Oxidising?

    Identification

  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Pink / Red
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

    Climate

  • Warm climates?
  • Low-chill requirement
    500-600 hours
  • USDA Zone 5: Yes
    Original Fuji may not ripen, but choose a shorter-season sport.
  • USDA Zone 6: Yes
  • USDA Zone 7: Yes
  • USDA Zone 8: Yes
  • USDA Zone 9: Yes
  • Cold hardiness: -20F / -29C?


Pollination guide for Fuji

Fuji is in flowering group 3. Fuji is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apple trees.

How to grow Fuji apple trees

The key requirement to be aware of when considering growing Fuji is that it needs a warm climate and a very long growing season - picking of the original (late ripening) forms is likely to take place in October - November. This makes it a good choice for areas which are too warm for other apple varieties, but note that is has some susceptibility to fireblight, a disease which occurs in many of the warmer eastern states.

Customers in the northern states may have more success with the September-ripening variants.

Fuji seems to be a variety that repays care and attention by the grower during the growing season.

Varieties with similar picking times to Fuji



Historical details

Developed in Japan, released in the 1960s. Ralls Janet x Red Delicious.


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Fuji'


Related variety collections

Apple trees for the south-eastern states, Apple trees for southern California



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