Geographic origin: Japan.
Adult size: Height up to 5 metres.
Type of soil: All soils, apple trees particularly like heavy, rich and damp soils but not too wet.
Climate: Hardy to -30°C.
Position: Full sun, sheltered from winds.
Pollinators: Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Crab apple® 'Evereste'.
Properties and uses:
The apple tree should really be your first choice if you decide to plant some fruit trees. It is at home in all types of soil, as long as they are not too dry.
It flowers in the springtime producing small bunches of whitish pink flowers. This is followed by the appearance of fruits and then a wait before the harvest and finally biting into them...
Apple trees need a pollinator of a different variety before they can fruit. The crab apple 'Evereste' is a good pollinator for all apple trees.
Finally, it is important to keep a regular look out for diseases, an annual prune and feed is also needed to ensure a good crop.
The apple tree Fuji has large fruits which are light red on a yellow-green background in colour. Its flesh is sweet and scented as well as being crunchy and juicy. It reaches maturity in mid October and is usually eaten between November and January.
This apple tree is quite vigorous but this will stabilize over time. It is quick to produce fruits.