BC grown Fuji apples are surely one of the more attractive modern apple varieties. Its main characteristic is the lovely pink speckled flush over a yellow-green background. It is also crisp and juicy, with dull white flesh which snaps cleanly. The flavor is predominantly sweet, very refreshing (especially if slightly chilled), but not particularly outstanding.
As you might expect, Fuji comes from Japan, where it was developed in the 1940s and released in 1962. However its parentage is all-american. Fuji is a cross between the widely grown Red Delicious, and Ralls Janet, which is much less well known but is probably the reason for Fuji’s attractive pink flush.
- Uses: Eat fresh
- Flavour quality: Good
- Flavour style: Sweeter
- Harvest period: Very-Late season
- Use / keeping: 3 months or more
- Species: Malus domestica
- Parentage: Delicious x Ralls Janet
- Originates from: Japan
- Introduced: 1962
- Developed by: Tohoku Research Station