An excellent, scab-immune dessert apple.
Akane Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)
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."
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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)
Skin color: red
Flesh color: off-white
Parentage: Worcester Pearmain x Jonathan
Introduced in: 1937
Introduced by: Morioka Experimental Station
Calendar & Geography
USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: 800
Ripening date: Sep 01 (approximate, in New York State) 14 days before McIntosh
Diseases & Pests
Anthracnose Canker and Bull's-eye Rot: Very Susceptible
Apple Maggot: Susceptible
Apple Scab: Resistant
Cedar-Apple Rust: Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Resistant
Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
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|Northwest Greening Apple||0|
|Harry Masters Jersey Apple||0|
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