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Apple Tree, ‘Mutsu’

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While the ‘Mutsu’ apple is best eaten right from the tree, it’s also great for making pies, desserts, applesauce and apple-juice. ‘Mutsu’ apple has a creamy colored inside with a sweet and spicy taste. ‘Mutsu’ is a vigorous, extra large tree. Fruit is large, great tasting, greenish-yellow with a peachy blush, tart, crisp. It will store for a long time when refrigerated. The ‘Mutsu’ apple was introduced in 1948 and is a cross between the Golden Delicious and Indo Apple varieties first grown in Japan, where it was presumably first grown. The colors of its flowers are pink and white. It’s a strong growing tree and can endure a few problems without too much effect.

Apple trees are the most popular and widely grown fruit trees in America. If the proper variety is selected, one may grow apples in any one of the lower 48 states. Apples have long been considered a fruit for northern states only. However, there are several apple varieties that will produce delicious apples in the South as well. Most apple trees require cross-pollination or the presence of a crabapple tree to bear fruit. There are literally hundreds of apple varieties, so we have selected the top choices for home gardening. Also, many of our selections are well known commercial varieties that most Americans have come across in their local grocery.

Plant Details +

Botanical Malus domestica 'Mutsu'
Cultivator Type Apple 'Mutsu'
Height 15-20' or as pruned
Spacing 12-15'
Hardiness Zones 4-8, -30º to 20ºF
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Fruit Yellow-Green with Peach
Harvest Early October

Planting/Care Instructions +

Moisture: Water regularly as needed.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. 1. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. 2. Set the tree in place so the crown (part of the tree where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. 3. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.