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Fuji (early) apple tree

  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
  • Uses: Eating fresh

The popular crisp sweet Fuji apple is not easy to grow in cooler climates and areas with short summers, because it needs an exceptionally growing season. However there are a number of sports or variants of Fuji such as Beni Shogun, Rising Sun, and September Wonder, which keep the crisp sweetness of the original Fuji, but ripen up to 4 weeks earlier.

If you are in zones 5 or 6, or in an area such as the Pacific North West where the maritime climate moderates sunlight hours, early Fuji is more likely to succeed than the original late-season variety.

Fuji (early) apple trees for sale

  • Small 1-year bare-root tree $35.25
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    G.11 rootstock

Fuji (early) characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Picking seasonMid
  • UsesEating fresh
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Flavor style (apples)Sweeter
  • Juice styleSweeter
  • General resistanceAverage
  • FireblightSome resistance
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Fruit colorPink
  • Fruit sizeAverage

Similar varieties

  • See also Fuji
    Malus domestica
    Developed in Japan, but with all-American parents, Fuji is a very attractive apple with a good sweet flavor.