Many fruit lovers love the crisp juicy and very sweet taste of the Japanese apple Fuji. However Fuji has too long of a ripening season to grow in areas with relatively cool summers. The Beni Shogun sport of Fuji has a beautiful red color, outstanding flavor and RIPENS ALMOST A MONTH BEFORE FUJI. It will thrive in much of the U.S. USDA Zones 5-9. It blooms mid-season.