Released to the public in 1975 from the Aomori Apple Experimental Research Station in northern Japan; it is a cross between the Golden Delicious and Jonathan apples. This is the same Research Station that created the Fuji apple- one might also recognize the Golden Delicious and Jonathan cross also yielded the Querina apple. Apple breeding is a complex and patient game.
The Tsugaru apple is tall and conical in shape with yellow skin that blushes red with vertical stripes on the sun side of the apple. Its flesh is creamy yellow and breaking with a very sweet flavor.
USDA Zone: 4-8
B.9 ~8-10' tall or 30% of Standard; Dwarf Ships Spring 2024
M.7 ~15' tall or 60% of Standard, Semi-Dwarf Ships Spring 2024
Sun: Full Sun
Pollination: Required, tree is not self fertile
Bloom Group: 4 Late Mid-Season
Harvest/Ripening Date: October