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Shizuka apple

Last updated 03 Oct 2016.

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Current rating: 4.5 out of 5. Total votes cast: 12

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06 Oct 2017 
Tried this for the first time - both fresh eating, and for applesauce. Delicious! I love a firm apple! We don't add sugar to applesauce and these have just the right sweetness by themselves! I'm sold!!

17 Mar 2016 
I tried this for the first time last Autumn at Harbes Farm in Riverhead. The flavor was totally unique to me with no acidity but not overly sweet with a velvety texture. This was a favorite for our family and we'll definitely return to get more this year. We got 6 huge 4" diameter apples for $8 which is a bargain compared to supermarket apples.

20 Oct 2015 
Went apple picking at Smolak Farms in Massachusetts and spotted a row of what I thought were Golden Delicious. Finally came across the sign that said they were Shizuka which I'd never heard of. They were just as delicious as the Goldens and I'd definitely pick them again.

12 Oct 2015 
This is one of the juiciest and sweetest apple I have ever tried. Perfectly crisp.

29 Sep 2012 
We tried this apple for the first time today at a farmer's market. My husband & I both enjoyed it! The farmer gave us a whole apple for a sample and we ended up buying a 1/4 peck!

12 Sep 2012 
we have a couple of rows of Shizuka - they always get good flavor reviews.

20 Oct 2011 
I tried this for the first time today and like John said, it's one of the best apple varieties I've ever tasted! I usually go for red apples, specifically Galas, but this definitely gives them a run for their money!

17 Oct 2011 
We recently went apple picking and the farm had some of this variety. Since none of us had heard of it before, of course we had to try them. They were some of the best apples any of us have every had. Why you never see these in the stores surprises me.

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Same parentage as Mutsu (Crispin). Large. Yellow with red-orange blush. Sweeter with less acid than Mutsu (not necessarily preferable), but excellent flavor.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Golden Delicious x Indo
  • Originates from: Japan
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1908


  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Triploid
  • Pollinating others: Poor
  • Vigour: Large
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949

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