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Tsugaru apple

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.

Tsugaru identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 26 Jan 2013  Ed,  WASHINGTON, United States
    Maybe I had a poor apple, but mine was not great; pretty sweet and a little bland.
  • 06 Nov 2012  Dave Miller,  WA, United States
    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  Karen,  WA, United States
    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  Paul,  WASHINGTON, United States
    Love the subtle sweetness of tsugaru. I feel it is the best variety.

Tree register

United States


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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Harvest records for this variety

2015 season

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

2011 season

  • September  2011  - tree owned by Karen in Quilcene, United States


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Open pollinated Golden Delicious
  • Introduced: 1975
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1960


  • Country of origin: Japan

Where to buy fresh fruit

United States


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