Fresh Fuji Apples
Fuji apples often misspelled as fugi apples were developed in the late 1930s by growers at the Tohoku Research Station in Morioka, Japan. Fuji apples are a cross between two classic American apple varieties - Red Delicious and Virginia Ralls Janet.
The Fuji apple variety was introduced to the United States in the 1960s. Fans of sweet apples adore Fuji because with 15-18% Brix, or sugar levels, it is the sweetest apple around.
How To Use Fuji Apples
Snacking, salads, juicing, baking, and freezing
When Can I Find Fuji Apples
You can find Fuji apples from Stemilt all year long.
Exterior: Reddish stripes and slight red blush over yellow background color
Interior: Firm, creamy-white flesh that is fine-grained
Eating Experience: Fuji apples are crisp and very juicy with a sugary-sweet flavor that resembles that of freshly pressed apple juice
Look For The Ladybug
Stemilt also grows Fuji apples organically under the Artisan Organics label.
Fuji Apple Fun Facts
- The name for this apple comes from Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan.
- One of Fuji’s parents, Virginia Ralls Janet, was cultivated after Thomas Jefferson gifted a Virginia nursery apple cuttings.
- Fuji apples are harvested by Stemilt in Washington State in September and October.
- Fuji apples have a long shelf life compared to other apples. Store them in the refrigerator to maximize their freshness.