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Akane Apple Scionwood (Spring 2021)


A delicious, disease-resistant, early apple, perfect for lunchboxes. Also known as Tokyo Rose, Tohuko No. 3, Prime Red, Primrouge.

Akane is a hardy, precocious tree whose excellent disease resistance makes it a great choice for organic growers. West of the Cascades, Akane should be monitored for anthracnose canker, as this is its one major susceptibility. The fruit should be thinned for the optimal cropping. It ripens late August to early September in upstate New York.

This apple was developed in Japan in the 1930s. It is a cross between Jonathan and Worcester Pearmain, an unusual combination producing an early apple that has the flattish shape of the Pearmain coupled with the zesty flavor of Jonathan. The apple is small to medium sized–a perfect lunchbox apple–and an attractive bright red. The creamy flesh is crisp, slightly chewy, and medium grained. This is one of the best early-season apples, and the juice has a balanced sweet-tart flavor that contains strawberry and floral notes. The flesh holds its shape well and can be used for baking.

Akane is a parent of Sansa, another early-season apple. In France, Akane is called "Primrouge."

Volume Pricing

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Quantity Akane Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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Clean vs Regular

Clean = virus-free in lab tests, suggested for grafting with some of the Geneva rootstocks, especially G.16 and G.935. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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Akane is a hardy, precocious tree whose excellent disease resistance makes it a great choice for organic growers. West of the Cascades, Akane should be monitored for anthracnose canker, as this is its one major susceptibility. The fruit should be thinned for the optimal cropping. It ripens late August to early September in upstate New York.

This apple was developed in Japan in the 1930s. It is a cross between Jonathan and Worcester Pearmain, an unusual combination producing an early apple that has the flattish shape of the Pearmain coupled with the zesty flavor of Jonathan. The apple is small to medium sized–a perfect lunchbox apple–and an attractive bright red. The creamy flesh is crisp, slightly chewy, and medium grained. This is one of the best early-season apples, and the juice has a balanced sweet-tart flavor that contains strawberry and floral notes. The flesh holds its shape well and can be used for baking.

Akane is a parent of Sansa, another early-season apple. In France, Akane is called "Primrouge."


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Disease-Resistant, Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Worcester Pearmain x Jonathan
Origin: Japan
Introduced in: 1937
Introduced by: Morioka Experimental Station

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: 800
Ripening date: Sep 01 (approximate, in New York State) -14 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Anthracnose Canker and Bull's-eye Rot: Very Susceptible
Apple Maggot: Susceptible
Apple Scab: Very Resistant
Cedar-Apple Rust: Resistant
Fireblight: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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Honeycrisp Apple 2021 0
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Newtown Pippin Apple 2021 0
Empire Apple 2021 0
Amere De Berthencourt Apple 2021 0
Frequin Rouge Apple 2021 0
Tremlett's Bitter Apple 2021 0
Dabinett Apple 2021 0
Rubinette Apple 2021 0

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