Fuji apple trees

Fuji
  • Picking season: Very late
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3

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.

Fuji apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height
Price
Quantity
1-year Fuji apple trees bare-root
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00
1-year Fuji apple trees bare-root
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$29.00

We are between seasons at the moment. You can pre-order trees now for delivery when the new season starts (fall for warmer zones, or next spring), you won't be asked to pay until nearer the time.


How to grow

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. 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.

Historical details

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

Fuji characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Very late
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style (apples): Sweeter
  • Discoloring: Oxidising
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Problems

  • Disease resistance: Average
  • Cedar apple rust: Some susceptibility
  • Fireblight: Very susceptible
  • Mildew: Some resistance
  • Scab: Some resistance
  • Woolly aphid: Some susceptibility

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (5) -20F / -29C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F) Hot (>30C / 86F)
  • Chill requirement: Low-chill

Identification

  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Pink