Monday, January 11, 2010

What is a Fuji Apple?

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Fuji Apple

Supermarkets have a surprising array of fruits available to consumers. Apples are no exception to this rule. Most supermarkets have a wide selection of varieties including Granny Smith, Pippin, Pink Lady, Red Delicious, and Golden Delicious.

My personal favourite is Fuji Apple. Fuji apples are a combination of two varieties: Red Delicious and Ralls Janet. They were developed by researchers in Japan and they were first brought to market in 1962.

Fuji apples are not named after Mt. Fuji. They are actually named after the town Fujisaki in Aomori Prefecture where they were first developed at the Tohoku Research Station (before it moved to Morioka).

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji, I'm coming :)

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