Mutsu (Crispin)

Discovered 1930 Mutsu Province, Japan
Parentage Golden Delicious x Indo
Harvest Late Season

Mutsu is an excellent dessert, salad, and cider apple. It has a sweet, light flavor when cooked, and it holds its shape well. Mutsu can grow quite large (a pie may require as few as three apples). Its skin is yellow with a slight orange blush, and the flesh is white to pale yellow.


Mutsu has its origins in Japan, where it is a major variety. Mutsu was developed in 1930, from a Golden Delicious crossed with Indo, a Japanese seedling, and it was introduced in the United States in 1948.

This apple is grown at 31 New England orchards