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Fuji are all-purpose apples. The skin is a dull, reddish-orange with occasional russetting.
The yellowish-green flesh is dense, crisp, crunchy and very juicy. The flavour is mild, but sweet with a hint of tartness.
Stores well. Retains flavour well even when stored at room temperature.
CooksInfo sampled a batch of 12 randomly-selected Fuji apples and got the following results:
- 6 Fuji apples = approximately 1.5 kg (approx. 3 pounds)
- The weight of one Fuji apple ranges from 200 g to 275 g (7 oz. to 9.7 oz.)
- The average weight of one Fuji apple could be said to be approximately 250 g (8.8 oz.)
Fuji apples were developed at Tohoku Horticultural Research Station, Nakahara, Japan in 1939 by H. Niitsu from a cross between Ralls Janet Apples and Red Delicious Apples. The resultant apple was named “Fuji” in 1962.