The sweetest Michigan apple, Fuji apples are also usually the last one off the trees.  That makes it a firm, good storing variety, as well.

Fuji is a large, bi-colored apple, typically striped with yellow and pinkish-red.  It’s known more for its flavor and firm texture than its slightly-lopsided looks.

Fuji apples are excellent in salads and for fresh eating, and also performs well in baking and applesauce.

Fuji was developed in the 1930s by apple breeders in Japan, where it remains the most popular apple.   It was introduced to the marketplace in 1962 and its U.S. popularity has been skyrocketing in recent years.