Apple 'Fuji'

Malus x domestica

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Species: x domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Fuji
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15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Time:

Mid season flowering


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Rootstock Vigor:

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Bearing Habit:

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Disease Resistance:

Resistant to Apple Powdery Mildew

Fruit Usage:




Other details:

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Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

El Cajon, California

Rialto, California

Vista, California(9 reports)

Newberry, Florida

Traverse City, Michigan

Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 5, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

My favorite supermarket apple, not one I've grown. Fragrant and juicy, superb for fresh eating. Great flavor, and I find it retains its texture well in baking.

Currently the most popular apple cultivar in Japan. It was bred in Japan in the 1930's, though not released till decades later. The parents are classic apples bred in the eastern US.

Susceptible to scab, very susceptible to fire blight, resistant to powdery mildew, various ratings from resistant to very susceptible to Juniper rusts. [[email protected]]

Very late ripening, this cultivar requires a very long season. It has sported many times, and some of its sports are ear... read more


On Jan 31, 2009, kmhappel from Vista, CA wrote:

The Fuji (along with the Red Fuji) is a favorite apple of mine. I have both a three in one graft on root stock and a stand alone Fuji Apple tree. The both do great where we live... +/- 400 chill hours. We have them planted in an area with six different apples for cross pollination. Heavy producer even in our summer pruned short tree configurations.


On Feb 4, 2006, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Extremely crisp textured with a spicy flavor, Fuji's are a favorite of mine.The light colored flesh is extremely juicy and it is a wonderful apple for fresh use.


On Dec 31, 2005, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

"Named after the Mount Fuji in Japan, they are a combination of two varieties: Red Delicious and Ralls Janet.

Fuji apples were developed by researchers in Japan and they were first brought to market in 1962. They became available in the United States in the 1980s."