|Fuji Red Sport #2|
Parentage: Ralls Janet x Delicious
Color: Pink to light red stripes over light green
Harvest: Early to mid-October
Fruit: A medium to larger sized oblate, truncated, and often oblique, angular shaped apple. The cavity is medium in depth and width, and open with a medium to shorter stem. The basin is medium to smaller, may be slightly ridged, and is often furrowed. The calyx is small and usually closed. Lenticels are generally showy, tan-colored, irregular, and slightly raised. Subject to stem-end splitting in some years as well as cork spot. Average surface pink/red color is about 60%, but may be better when cool temperatures occur before harvest. The surface has a light coating of "bloom" that polishes to a bright color. Fuji is subject to russet formation, but it is generally minor. Fruit are resistant to preharvest drop, but are susceptible to watercore. The cream-yellow flesh is firm, somewhat crisp to crisp, and juicy. The flesh browns quickly when exposed to the air. The flavor is sweet with very little acid. When harvested early in the maturity window, the flavor may be bland, but this changes with storage to a sweet flavor. Storage life has been 6 months or longer and shelf life is at least 10 days. Susceptible to scab. Appears to have good resistance to bitter rot. Moderately susceptible to tarnished plant bug, plum curculio, tufted apple bud moth and redbanded leafroller. Highly susceptible to codling moth and oriental fruit moth.
Tree: A moderately vigorous to vigorous tree with a spreading growth habit and somewhat dense canopy. Good spur and leaf development. One of the most productive trees in the NE-183 planting, but is subject to titleernate bearing if allowed to over crop. Requires an aggressive thinning program for best production of quality fruit. Blooms mid-season. Susceptible to apple scab and fire blight, but good resistance to mildew. Low susceptibility to spotted tentiform leafminer. Moderately susceptible to rosy apple aphid, European red mite, Japanese beetle and white apple leafhopper.
Market Potential: Good to excellent: retail and wholesale fresh market; processing.