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