A sister to Mutsu developed in Japan. Reported to be blister spot resistant. Fruit is large like Mutsu, but has a milder, sweeter flavor. Shizuka matures two weeks before its sister and exhibits less bitter pit. Tree vigor appears to be similar to that of Mutsu. This has become an important variety for many direct market growers.
Bud 9, M-9 / EMLA 111, EMLA 7, EMLA 111, Bud 118, M-9Nakb337
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Use this list to help choose fruit trees which yield fruit at different times throughout the season. (Harvest dates are approximate for south central PA. Adjust accordingly for other locations.)
Rootstocks are plants with pre-established root systems onto which a cutting or a bud from another plant is grafted, allowing for control of vigor and/or disease-resistant abilities.
Many fruit tree varieties are not self-fertile. In order to have successful pollination, it may be necessary to have two different varieties of tree.View the Apple Pollination Chart