The sweetest of the sweet, one of the top 15 most popular apple cultivars in the U.S. and unrivaled in Japan, is the Fuji apple. Aptly named, Fuji apples were discovered in the 1930s as a hybrid cross between Red Delicious and the Virginia Ralls Janet, developed by researchers at Tohoku Research Station in Fujisaki, Japan. Fuji apples are a fantastic choice for those with a sweet tooth. Red-over-yellow Fuji apples have Brix, or sugar levels, of 15-18. Fuji apples are crisp and very juicy with a sugary-sweet flavor that resembles freshly-pressed apple juice. The interior of the apple boasts firm, creamy-white flesh that is fine-grained. Fuji apples store well, which makes them a great treat, all year long.
When are Fuji Apples in Season?
All year-round! Fuji apples are harvested in Washington state in September and October, and because of their storability, they are available and ready-to-eat 365 days a year.