Red Fuji Apple Tree

Product Description

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 and fresh eating. They are also delicious used in baking, cooking, and our all time personal favorite apple pie!

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This cultivar produces large to medium sized apple that are firm and crunchy, and feature an aesthetic red-green skin. The red color can vary on apples depending on your planting location. The creamy white flesh of this tree’s fruit will delight the senses and is of extremely high quality.

The deciduous apple tree produces yellow green leaves that will fall to the ground in late fall or early winter. Once early spring hits, the tree’s leaves will flush out after the apple blooms appear. The leaves and fruit will be full on growing once late spring and early summer arrive.

The Fuji apple tree is exceptionally heat tolerant, making it an ideal apple cultivar for southern summers in the lower growing zones. The Fuji trees ripen in mid-September; fuji apple fruit are ready to pick later in the growing season. The apple bloom time is between mid to late spring. This popular apple tree bears fruit after 3 years of planting.

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. Does require another apple tree variety as good pollinators for fuji. The best Fuji apple pollinators are Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, and Granny Smith apples. You can even use a flowering crab apple tree to pollinate fruiting varieties.

Growing Fuji Apple Trees

This apple tree can thrive in a wide range of soil types but prefers well-drained soil. Plant the tree in full sunlight. Be sure to water well the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. This plant is exceptionally pest and disease resistant but once it starts producing fruit a slow release fertilizer will help. Fuji trees are especially resistant to apple scab.

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.

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 for home grown fruit! Enjoy the crisp sweet taste in no time!

Our Fuji Apple Tree for sale is one of the most popular varieties of apples in the United States. Orders ship the same business day if ordered on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.

Check out our Apple Tree Grow Guide!

Botanical Name

Malus domestica 'Fuji'

Sunlight Full Sun
Flower Color Light pink, white
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 10-20 ft
Mature Width 10-15 ft
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Delicious, edible fruit
  • Fruit has long storage life
  • Produces fruit as a young tree
  • Heat tolerant

Shipping Info

Once your Red Fuji Apple Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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  1. Chucky Decont

    The apple tree is growing great. I got exactly what I wanted. I bought a bare root tree before this and knew for my next purchase I wanted a rooted tree so it would not have transplant shock. Will be purchasing more next year.

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Chucky, contact us again next year for more apple trees! We agree that bare root trees are not the best way to transplant and happy you got what you wanted

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