The Exotic Sounding Apple that Tastes Right at Home in Virginia.
Although the name may conjure up images of the Orient, Fuji apples are definitely at home in Virginia. This deliciously sweet apple is actually a cross between all-time favorite Red Delicious and old Virginia Rawls Jennet apples. Its appearance is a distinctive combination of red blush, striped with green and yellow.

The Fuji is a hard-working apple.
It's excellent for snacking and for cooking. It stores well, even without refrigeration. For retailers, that means extended shelf life. For consumers, it means the perfect take-along for school lunches and picnics.

Buyers also know the Fuji as the best sweet apple available after November 1, so the delicious flavor and great texture will continue long past other apples for baking, for applesauce, for salads and for snacks.

Customers bring Virginia Fuji apples home:
Exotic look, down-home flavor
* Blush color with green and yellow stripes
* Excellent sweet flavor

* Ideal for cooking and baking
* A favorite for applesauce
* A tasty snack

Virginia Fujis
* Locally grown so customers know they're fresh
* Extended shelf life - at least one month under refrigeration

Retailers bring home strong sales:
* Just picked flavor
* Next day delivery from local Virginia orchards

* Packed in tray packs or
* Shipped in bags, bins or bulk
* PLU stickering available

*November through March

General Characteristics

  • Parentage: Delicious x Ralls Janet
  • Origin: Japan 1962
  • Ripening period: Very-Late season
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Triploid: Diploid
  • General disease resistance:  
General characteristics courtesy of OrangePippin.com

The following Virginia orchards grow this variety

Key Virginia Varieties


A modern sweet variety, reminiscent of Red Delicious.


One of the best McIntosh-style apples, with a good sweet vinous flavor, and easy to grow.


One of the most widely-grown apple varieties, with a sweet pleasant flavour, and good keeping qualities.

Ginger Gold

An attractive yellow apple from Virginia

Golden Delicious

Undoubtedly one of the most important apple varieties of the 20th century, both as a commercial variety in its own right, and as breeding stock for many other varieties. Very good flavor when picked from Virginia trees.

Granny Smith

The most instantly-recognized of all apples, and perhaps Australia's most famous export.


Sometimes marketed as Honey Crisp, this is a crisp, and predominantly sweet, modern variety from the USA. It was developed by the University of Minnesota specifically for growers in cold climates, and is one of the most cold-hardy of apple varieties.


Idared is notable for its exceptional keeping qualities. It has a pleasant mild but undistinguished apple flavor.


A very popular commercial variety, with a good flavor. Inherits many of the good qualities of its parents Jonathan and Golden Delicious.


A classic American variety, and widely regarded as one of the best flavored with a good sweet/sharp balance. A precocious and productive tree in US apple-growing regions.


Crisp, juicy yellow flesh tart apple, 3 to 3.25 inches in diameter. About 50 to 90% of the surface is covered with a dull red color. Shape is truncate to conical. Good eaten fresh but also good choice for a cooking apple as it holds its shape when cooked.

Pink Lady®

One of the best-known modern apples.

Red Delicious

One of the most famous American apple varieties, a sport of Delicious, known for its bright red color.

Rome Beauty

An extremely attractive and productive red cooking apple, widely-grown in North America.


An old American dual-purpose apple variety, popular in Virginia. Descended from Winesap, and in most respects an even better apple.


Often known as Virginia Winesap, a tart small apple, and like many US heirloom varieties, keeps well in store.

York Imperial

Good cooking/baking apple and excellent keeper.