Fuji apple

With 9% to 11% sugar by weight Fuji apples are very sweet. Many consider them great for apple pie and other baking in addition to eating them fresh. Those who prefer tart apples would be wise to look elsewhere as they sweet Fuji will disappoint.

Fuji’s were introduced to America in the early 1980’s and have steadily grown in popularity due in no small part to their sweet flavor, large size and crisp flesh.

Fuji apples hail from Japan but are a a cross between two American apple varieties, the Red Delicious and old Virginia Ralls Genet. Developed in the 1930’s Fuji’s have become the apple of choice for Japanese consumers. They are also very popular in China.

Chef’s should beware of the sweet flavor and adjust the sugar content of their recipes accordingly when cooking with Fuji’s.

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