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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 images

USDA identification images for Tsugaru

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.


    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety


    Visitor reviews

    • 18 Feb 2022 
      Bland, insipid, uninspiring. I put one in the garden expecting a quite different fruit. Some Japanese varieties are peerless but not this one.
    • 26 Jan 2013  WASHINGTON, United States
      Maybe I had a poor apple, but mine was not great; pretty sweet and a little bland.
    • 06 Nov 2012  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  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  WASHINGTON, United States
      Love the subtle sweetness of tsugaru. I feel it is the best variety.

    Tree register

    United States

    Japan

    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

    Origins

    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Parentage: Open pollinated Golden Delicious
    • Introduced: 1975

    Identification

    • Country of origin: Japan

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Tsugaru:

    United States


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