The Sweetest Apple Around
Fuji apples were developed in the late 1930s by growers at the Tohoku Research Station in Fujisaki, Japan. Fuji apples are a cross between two classic American apple varieties – Red Delicious and Virginia Ralls Janet.
Fuji apples were introduced to the United States in the 1960s. Since then, the apple has grown into one of today’s most popular varieties. Fans of sweet apples adore it because with Brix, or sugar levels, of 15-18, it is the sweetest apple around! Fuji apples are also great storing apples, and because of that, are available year-round.
Exterior: Reddish stripes and slight red blush over yellow background color
Interior: Firm, creamy-white flesh that is fine-grained
Experience: Crisp and very juicy with a sugary-sweet flavor that resembles that of freshly pressed apple juice
Fuji apples are available under the Stemilt label, while organic Fuji apples can be found under our Artisan OrganicsTM label.
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When can I find Fuji ?
Fuji apple harvest in Washington State is in September and October. You can find Fuji apples from Stemilt all year long.
- Popular opinion says this apple got its name from Mount Fuji, but it is actually named for Fujisaki town (the location of Tohoku Research Station), not for Mount Fuji.
- One of Fuji’s parents, Virginia Ralls Janet, was cultivated after Thomas Jefferson gifted a Virginia nursery apple cuttings.
- Fuji apples have a long shelf life compared to other apples. Store them in the refrigerator to maximize their freshness.
- This variety is often misspelled as Fugi apples.