The red Fuji Apple Tree has ranked among one of the favorite American apple trees, and for good reason! Its deliciously juicy red apples are perfect for enjoying right off the tree. They are also delicious used in baking, cooking, and our all time personal favorite apple pie!
This cultivar’s apples are medium sized, firm and crunchy, and feature an aesthetic red-green skin. The Fuji apple tree is exceptionally heat tolerant, making an ideal apple cultivar for southern summers. The Fuji ripens later in the season, with fruit ready to pick around mid-September. The apple bloom time is between mid to late spring.
This apple tree can thrive in a wide range of soil types but prefers well-drained soil and full sunlight. Be sure to water well the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. This apple tree variety requires 350-400 chill hours and a pollinizer. To ensure apple pollination be sure to pick pollination partners in the same flowering group as your variety. Meaning, the variety of apple trees flower at the same time therefore having highly compatible cross pollination. The Fuji is in flowering group 4. More information on fuji apple cross pollination here.
The Fuji Apple Tree growth rate is moderately fast; growing 12-24 inches per year as young trees. A full size tree can reach up to 20 feet tall at maturity and 10-15 feet wide branch span. Grows best in USDA plant hardiness zones 5-9. Does require another apple tree variety as pollinators for fuji. Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, and Granny Smith are excellent pollinators.
This is not a semi dwarf size apple tree. In full sun it can grow to be a very tall fruit tree. It will start producing apples at a very early age which is one of the reasons why it’s our favorite apple variety!
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Malus domestica 'Fuji'
- Delicious, edible fruit
- Fruit has long storage life
- Produces fruit as a young tree
- Heat tolerant