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Apple 'Fuji Kiku'

Malus pumila 'Fuji Kiku'

Apple (Eng.), Appel (Afr.)

Apple trees are deciduous and require long cold winters. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on optimal choices in terms of rootstock, varieties and cross pollinators. Fuji Kiku apples have a red to purple-red skin and crisp, juicy flesh. It flowers in Spring and are harvested in midsummer. It needs cross-pollination; use a cultivar like Granny Smith or Golden Delicious that flower at the same time.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Fuji Kiku trees flower in Spring Use a cultivar that flower at the same time for cross-pollination. Apples are ready to be picked towards the end of summer.

Propagation

Cuttings
Make hardwood cuttings in Winter or bud or graft the cultivar on seedling or other rootstock.
Seed
Seed need cold stratification of about 3 months to germinate, but the seed often revert back to old apples and do nt stay true-to-kind.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Apples are self-infertile and depend on insects for cross-pollination to set fruit.
Crop rotation
Do not replant apples on apple soil unless you treat it for replat disease.

Geography

Origin
Italy 1990
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Rosaceae
Flower colour
White with pink buds.
Scent
Mild

Problems

Snout beetle, Kodling moth, fruit fly, and different kinds of aphids are the main pests while Fusi can destroy beautiful fruit.
Aphids
Aphids
Aphidoidea spp.

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