|Parentage||Red Delicious x Ralls Janet|
With the sweet flavor of its Red Delicious parent, Fuji is a medium to large apple, with orange-red skin. Its flesh is firm, crisp and quite juicy. Author Frank Browning includes Fuji in his list of 20 Prize Apples in his book Apples. Fuji is an excellent eating apple, and it is good dried in slices. It's also a great keeper, maintaining its quality for up to one year refrigerated or several weeks left in a fruit bowl. Fuji ripens in late October.
Fuji has its origins in Japan, where it was developed in 1939. It received its name in 1962, after Japan's tallest and most sacred mountain. Fuji is grown in great quantities in China and Japan, but discerning fruit lovers can find fresh Fujis here in New England. Fuji is a cross between Ralls Janet, an heirloom variety from Virginia, and Eastern Red Delicious.