Fuji Supreme™Apple Tree Overview
The Fuji Supreme™ apple tree is a sport of standard Fuji, which was discovered in Central Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. It has the characteristics of a standard Fuji, however unlike Fuji, its skin has dark red coloring and bold stripes. Moreover, the Fuji Supreme™ apple tree produces apples that are considered one of the highest colored stripe selections in the Fuji family. Needs thinning in order to avoid bi-annual fruit bearing.
Overview of Fuji charactersitics are below:
Just like any other apple tree, the Fuji apple tree grows best when it’s planted in full sun in well-drained soil. The tree can grow well in hardiness zones 4 to 8. The tree is moderately vigorous upright spreading tree and produces heavy crop each year. However, the tree may need thinning to prevent it from bearing crop biennially. Blooms during mid-season. After picking can keep well in cold storage for six months or more. The chilling requirement is only 500-600 hours below 45°F. It’s self-sterile and needs a good pollinator.
- Uses: eating fresh, dessert
- Taste: Sweet, crisp, honey-like flavor
- Size: Medium
- Color: Yellow background with pink/reddish orange skin color. Color can vary depending on the mutation.
- Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8
- Disease resistance
- Scab – somewhat resistant
- Fireblight – very susceptible
- Mildew – somewhat resistant
- Cedar apple rust– slightly susceptible
- Woolly aphid – slightly susceptible
- Harvest period: 5
- Flowering Group: 4
- Cross Pollinates with: Akane, Granny Smith, Harry Masters Jersey, Honeycrisp to name a few!
- Cultivation: This apple tree is moderately vigorous. Upright spreading tree. Can take some time to bear crop, therefore needs a long ripening time. Spur bearer. Produces heavy cropping. Needs thinning to prevent it from bearing crop biennially.
- Storage: Keeps well in cold storage for six months.