Akane (Also known as: Prime Red, Tokyo Rose) is a Japanese cross between Jonathan x Worcester Pearmain developed by the Tohoku Agricultural Experiment station in 1970.
Round, bright red fruit with hard, crisp, juicy, white flesh. Tart, sprightly flavor resembling Jonathan. Good for drying. Hangs well on tree and is a better keeper than most Fall varieties.
The tree is an early bearer, it can be a shy producer. It will bear well in low chill climates. Leaves have yellow tinge. Thin well to good size. Akane is resistant to rust, powdery mildew, fireblight, and moderately resistant to scab. Fruit ripens late August to early September in upstate New York.