Kiku is a selection of Fuji which has a greater degree of red peel colouration than the original fruit, in this case, almost ruby red in colour. Grown in the right conditions, as with any Fuji, this can be a deliciously sweet and crisp fruit; quite irresistible to those who like a sweet apple.
Origin: Kiku is a natural ‘sport’ of Fuji discovered by Luis Brawn, an Italian grower, while visiting Japan in 1990.Full name: Fuji KIKU®8 Brak(S), first named Brak. Kiku is a registered and trade-marked variety, grown under licence.
Grown in: Kiku is principally grown in Italy and Washington state.
Harvest & Availability:
October to June: from Italy