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Shizuka Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)


A highly flavored dessert apple that stores well, sister of Mutsu.

This high-vigor tree is, like Mutsu, a triploid, and two diploid pollenizers should be present for full fertility. Shizuka is moderately susceptible to fireblight, scab, and cedar-apple rust, but it is resistant to powdery mildew. It will be of interest to commercial growers that unlike Mutsu, Shizuka is not subject to blister spot. Fruit should be thinned to maintain annual bearing.

Shizuka is a large yellow apple, blushed red-orange, and somewhat elongated. The flesh is finely textured, slightly soft, and yellowish. Sweeter than Mutsu, the flavor is subacid and complex with tropical notes. The flesh is slow to brown after slicing and fruit will store well for up to three months.

Bred at the Aomori Research Station in Japan, this apple is a cross of Golden Delicious and Indo, the same parents that created Mutsu. It was developed by T. Murakami and released in America in 1979.

Volume Pricing

Premiums are included in the following prices if applicable. These prices are for regular scion. Add $1 for clean scion.

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

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$13.00 ea.

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. 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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This high-vigor tree is, like Mutsu, a triploid, and two diploid pollenizers should be present for full fertility. Shizuka is moderately susceptible to fireblight, scab, and cedar-apple rust, but it is resistant to powdery mildew. It will be of interest to commercial growers that unlike Mutsu, Shizuka is not subject to blister spot. Fruit should be thinned to maintain annual bearing.

Shizuka is a large yellow apple, blushed red-orange, and somewhat elongated. The flesh is finely textured, slightly soft, and yellowish. Sweeter than Mutsu, the flavor is subacid and complex with tropical notes. The flesh is slow to brown after slicing and fruit will store well for up to three months.

Bred at the Aomori Research Station in Japan, this apple is a cross of Golden Delicious and Indo, the same parents that created Mutsu. It was developed by T. Murakami and released in America in 1979.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

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

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, storage
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Golden Delicious x Indo
Origin: Japan
Introduced in: 1949
Introduced by: T. Murakami, Aomori Research Station

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Oct 20 (approximate, in New York State) + 35 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Apple Blister Spot: Resistant
Apple Scab: Susceptible
Cedar-Apple Rust: Susceptible
Fireblight: Susceptible
Powdery Mildew: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? N
Ploidy: Triploid

Pollination Partners

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