Introduction from Japan that quickly became California's favorite apple. Sweet, very crisp and flavorful, excellent keeper. Dull reddish orange skin, sometimes russeted. Excellent pollenizer for other apple varieties. Proven producer in So. Calif. low chill climates.
Estimated Chilling Requirement less than 500 hours below 45°F
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 6 - 9
Bloom Season within fruit type(see note) midseason
Harvest Season within fruit type late midseason
Harvest Dates September 20 to October 7 (approximate for Hickman, CA)