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 1937.
Round, bright red fruit with hard, juicy, white flesh which has a well balanced, sprightly flavor resembling Jonathan. Good for eating or drying. Hangs well on tree and is a better keeper than most Fall varieties.
The tree is an early bearer, but can be a shy producer. It will bear well in low chill climates, needing to be heavily thinned for a 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.