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Tsugaru apple

Last updated 29 May 2011.

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Current rating: 4.1 out of 5. Total votes cast: 7

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26 Jan 2013 
Maybe I had a poor apple, but mine was not great; pretty sweet and a little bland.

06 Nov 2012 
It was one of my favorites from the 2011 Home Orchard Society All About Fruit show. I had them make a tree for me which is now growing in my yard.

23 Oct 2012 
These are the best tasting apples I have ever had. Bought a box of these on our way home from Lake Chelan fresh fromt he orchard. they are heavenly. Sweet, with just a touch or tartness. Making apple pies today!

10 Oct 2012 
Love the subtle sweetness of tsugaru. I feel it is the best variety.

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75% red over color on yellow background. Medium sized, mid- season maturing fruit. Resembles Golden Delicious, but firmer fleshed. Weakly flavored, sweet-tart, crisp and juicy.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Open pollinated Golden Delicious
  • Originates from: Japan
  • Introduced: 1975
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1960
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1981-115

Tsugaru identification photos from official fruit collections

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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2016 season

  • 20th April  2016  - tree owned by Caleb in YOSHITOMI, Japan

2015 season

  • 15th April  2015  - tree owned by Gil in SNOHOMISH, United States

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2016 season

    2015 season

    • 2nd week September  2015  - tree owned by Gil in SNOHOMISH, United States

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