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Akane Apple on MM.111 (Spring 2022)


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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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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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

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: MM.111 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (85% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 24'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

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

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (85% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Akane Apple on MM.111. 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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