An excellent, scab-immune dessert apple.
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.
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Subcategory: Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate
Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, storage
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: off-white
Parentage: Golden Delicious x Indo
Introduced in: 1949
Introduced by: T. Murakami, Aomori Research Station
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
Powdery Mildew: Resistant
Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? N
This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Shizuka Apple. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.
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|Frequin Rouge Apple||0|
|St. Edmund's Russet Apple||0|
|Sturmer Pippin Apple||0|
|Harry Masters Jersey Apple||0|
|Northwest Greening Apple||0|
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