Fuji Apple Tree
Fuji Apple Tree Gives Sweet, Crisp Fruit
- Late Mid-Season
- Large Fruit
- Spectacular Spring Display
- Fast Growing
- Stores Well
- #1 Selling Apple Worldwide
One of the most prized apples in the United States, the Fuji Apple tree (Malus 'Fuji') delivers a spectacular spring display and produces fruit in an outstanding fall harvest. Ornamental and edible, this variety is a native of Japan. It makes a wonderful focal point in your sunny backyard orchard.
A cross between the Red Delicious and the Virginia Ralls Genet, the refreshing flavor of the Fuji apple is prized. It's now one of the favorite apples in the United States. You'll love that hearty crunch when you bite into a Fuji, followed by the succulent, sweet juice that naturally flows from the firm texture of the fruit.
Fuji apples feature a wonderful dappled pink blush over a yellow-green fruit. They are well known for being juicy, crisp and sweet. The flesh snaps cleanly, and the texture is firm yet tender.
Using Homegrown Fuji Apples
These large, round fruits have a long shelf-life and keep well in storage. Use this all-purpose apple variety for fresh eating, applesauce and all your favorite apple desserts. The Fuji is great for baking and makes a wonderful apple juice or cider.
A popular apple juice combination has been the Fuji pressed with Granny Smith. Pick Granny Smith apples with a yellow blush late in the season. They'll be the perfect partner for a pollination and juicing partner for the Fuji.
The Fuji Apple is awash with delicate, pink-tinged white blooms each spring with a heavenly fragrance. The flowers absolutely envelop each branch - making the tree look more like a floral centerpiece and attract butterflies.
This popular variety keeps its vibrant green foliage all summer long. You'll thrill to watch in amazement as the tree bears fruit. These tiny apples begin to bud out on your tree before slowly growing, day by day, to maturity.
While other Apple varieties are closing up shop for the year and losing their splendor, the late mid-season Fuji is still growing strong. By October, its first red Fujis are ready for harvest.
Grow your own healthy Fuji apples. You'll feel great about sharing them with your family and friends. With only 80 calories per apple, but simply bursting with flavor - they'll easily tame your appetite without fear of adding unwanted pounds.
We can't make the same guarantee about apple pie, crisps and buckles, but life is short, isn't it? There is nothing like the taste of homegrown fruit.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Fuji trees can be held to below 10 feet with summer pruning. It is recommended to keep your apple trees low for easier maintenance and harvests.
Fuji Apple is self-fertile in Zone 9, but it does produce large crops and sets better with a pollinator in all other Zones. To extend your harvest of apples, plant with an earlier ripening Honeycrisp or Gala, then add in a mid-season Yellow Delicious apple. You can also select a late season Granny Smith to extend your harvest over 6 months.
Apple fruit trees require full sun to ensure top quality and sweetness. They prefer well drained soil, so plant them in a raised bed if your soil has less than perfect drainage. Fuji Apple is adapted to a wide range of soil types, but really likes a pH between 6-6.5.
Apples do best in an organic rich soil but will tolerate different types of soil including heavier clay soils. If unsure of the health of your soil, a soil test is always a good idea.
Once established, the Fuji apple can tolerate periods of drought. Mulching helps to extend the periods between watering and helps to keep the roots cool.
Sunburn can be a problem in areas of low humidity. Protect your newly planted Fuji apple with a tree trunk wrap, or a whitewash paint of a white interior latex paint diluted by 50% with water. Paint up into the lower canopy to protect the tree's truck from burn.
Fuji apples have a long storage life and will last up to 3 months in a cool, dry and dark location. Even when picked straight off the tree, they will last up to 3 weeks when stored in the refrigerator. It's great for snacking, as well as a good baking apple.
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|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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Commercial Success of the Fuji Apple
The Fuji stands as one of the most popular apple varieties available today. Ranked third behind the Red Delicious and Gala in 2017 sales, and its popularity continues to grow year to year.
The Fuji Apple is the result of a cross created by the Tohoku Research Station in Fujisaki Japan, the city where the Fuji earned its name, in late 1930. It is the result of the cross of 2 American apple varieties; the Ralls Janet and the Red Delicious. The Ralls Janet apple was first grown on the farm of M. Caleb Ralls in Amherst county Virginia in the late 1700's. Reports that the variety was gifted to Thomas Jefferson by Charles Genet, the French minister to the United States, and planted at Monticello are vague. The variety has been used in several popular apple crosses through years since.
Today's Fuji apple was introduced into the US in the early 1960's, not gaining popularity until its widespread market introduction in the early 1980's. Since that time many selections have been introduced to the commercial market with different ripening times, deeper red color, and better storage adaptations. The BC 2, one of early introductions of Fuji, remains one of the most popular grown for the home gardener. Its flavor is the true standard for all Fuji Apples offered today.
Though Fuji is reported to be self- fruitful, this may be limited to a very few locations such as the cooler coastal regions of California. Therefore, it is recommended that Fuji be planted with a pollinating variety. Fuji can take up to 3 years to produce fruit.
|Botanical Name||Malus 'Fuji'|
|Mature Height||15-18 feet|
|Mature Spread||15-18 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Moisture||Low Once Established|
|Harvest Time||Early Season|
|Fruiting Time||Late Mid-Season|
|When To Prune||When Dormant|