Pomiferous

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Fuji

Synonyms: Tohoku Number Seven

Summary: A cross of Delicious and Rall's Genet, the Fuji is among among the best known apples today.

Identification: Medium size, slightly conical, occasionally ribbed around the eye. Tough-skinned. A yellow-cream background over which is a profusion of pink broken stripes. Colour can range from light pink to intense pink. However, there are many mutations of this apple and the colouration can vary considerably. Also, some orchards bag the fruit during the growing season to encourage a pink blush. Lenticels are small, russeted and scattered across the entire apple The stem is medium long and slender, set in a deep and somewhat narrow basin.

Characteristics: Creamy white flesh, crisp and juicy. Sweet with honeyed flavour. Brix 10.6

Uses: A refreshing eating apple, also good in salads.

Origins: Developed at the Tohoku Research Station in Fujisaki, Aomori Precinct in northern Japan, in 1939 by crossing Stark Delicious and Ralls' Genet t (called Kokkou in Japan). Introduced in 1962.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous, upright spreading tree with a tendancy to have drooping second year growth. Slow to start bearing crops. Needs a long, warm ripening period. Spur bearer cropping heavily, but needs to be thinned to prevent it from bearing biennially. Hangs well the tree at maturity. Tolerates Hardiness Zones 4 to 9.

Ploidism: Partly self fertile but does best with a source of compatible pollen nearby.

Notes: Contrary to common belief, this apple is named after the town of Fujisaki rather than Mount Fuji, located 600 kilometres to the south. Currently the world’s foremost producer of apples, China grows about 20 million tons of apples a year of which about 80 per cent are Fujis.

24 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps for up to six months, sometimes more.

Vulnerabilities: Prone to scab and rust, somewhat resistant to fireblight, but resistant to mildew. Also prone to water core and cracking. Moderately susceptible to brown rot

Harvest: Ready for harvest late in the fifth period (140 to 160 days after petal fall).

Brix: 10.6

Specific gravity: 1.043

Harvest period: 5

Type(s): Dessert, Eating

Hardiness Zone min: 4

Hardiness Zone max: 9

Pollination group: D

Pollination day: 12


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Associated apples:

4-23
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Type: Dessert

origins: Developed at the Aomori Apple Experiment Station in Aomori (Japan) from a cross of Fuji and Mahe 7. Released in 1975.

Akita Gold
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Type: Dessert

characteristics: The flesh is yellowish. Fine-grained, crisp and very juicy. Sweet-tart and aromatic with hints of quince flavours.

Chitose Queen
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Type: Dessert

origins: Developed in Japane by private breeder T. Yamashita (1995) from an open pollinated Fuji. Released in 1995.

Gunma Meigetsu
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Type: Dessert

characteristics: The flesh is white, fine-grained and dense, crunchy. Juicy and sweet with a slight sprightliness.

Synonyms: Gunmameigetsu

Hacnine
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Type: Dessert

characteristics: The flesh is creamy yellow, fine textured and moderatedly firm. Very juicy, moderately sweet with just a touch of acidity. Tends to be very tart if not allowed ...

Synonyms: HAC9

Hida
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Type: Dessert

characteristics: sweet

Himekami
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Type: Dessert

characteristics: The flesh is cream coloured, juicy and sweet, slightly tart.

Hokuto
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Type: Dessert

characteristics: The flesh is cream coloured. and firm. Juicy, sweet-sharp.

Synonyms: Northern Star

Hozuri
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Type: Dessert

origins: An open pollinated Fuji developed at Japan's Fukushima Fruit Tree Experiment Station. Released in 1996.

Huashuai
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origins: Created at the Zhengzhou Fruit Research Institute, Henan Province (China) by crossing Fuji with Starkrimson (????aka Bisbee Red Delicious???) and introduced in ...

Hwahong
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origins: — Fuji x Seka Ichi, Institute of South Korea, Suwon City, South Korean, Inroduced, 1992

Iwakami
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Type: Dessert

characteristics: The flesh is pale yellow. Juicy, sweet and aromatic. Sprightly. Keeps one month in cold storage.

Kitaro
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Type: Dessert

characteristics: Firm. Keeps well in cold storage

Kizashi
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Type: Dessert

characteristics: The flesh is white. Juicy , acid. Does not keep well.

Nagano Apple No 10
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origins: — Fuji x Tsugaru, Nagano Fruit Tree Experiment Station, not named but patented in Japan

Natsunishiki
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Type: Dessert

characteristics: sweet

Nishina
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Type: Dessert

characteristics: coarse, acid

North Queen
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Type: Dessert

origins: Developed at Japan's Hokkaido Central Agricultural Experiment Station by crossing Fuji with Tsugaru. Released in 1989.

Senshu
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Type: Dessert

characteristics: The flesh is yellowish, crisp and firm. Juicy.

Synonyms: Sensyu, Senchu,

Shinano Sweet
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Type: Dessert

characteristics: Juicy, sweet.

Synonyms: Shinano

Shinsekai
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Type: Dessert

characteristics: Tends to be somewhat bitter if picked before fully ripe, but sweet when allowed to fully mature.

Slimred
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Type: Dessert

characteristics: small, juicy

Takashima
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Type: Dessert

characteristics: juicy, sweet

Apples with a similar sounding name:

Fuji 2001
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summary: not available

Fuji 216
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Type: Dessert

summary: Found in 1993 as a limb mutation by Grady Auvil in a block of T.A.C. 114 Fuji in his orchard in Kittitas County, Washington State (U.S.A). It produces brighter ...

Fuji 216
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summary: An early ripening mutation of Fuji found in 1993 by orchardist Grady Auvil in Washington (U.S.A.). Released in 1997. Biennial bearing with large fruit. ...

Synonyms: Marketed at Auvil Early Fuji. Often shortened to Early Fuji.