Golden Delicious x Indo; Japan. Harvest: Late October. Season: Through February. Description: Same parentage as Mutsu (Crispin). Large, yellow with red-orange blush. Sweeter with less acid than Mutsu (not necessarily preferable), but excellent flavor. Tree Characteristics: Testing is underway to determine whether Shizuka may be less susceptible to bacterial spot than Mutsu. Triploid.
Duane Green, U Mass: "At harvest it was rated highest of all of the good apples in NE-183 for crispness, juiciness and flavor. The only apples that were rated higher, relative to being overall desirable, were Sansa and Golden Supreme. This is one of the apples in our storage test this year. It is softer than Mutsu at harvest and it does not hold up in storage as well as Mutsu. I have not tried it in CA storage yet, but in regular storage it is pretty well shot by the end of January or earlier."
Stock availability: Sorry we have sold-out of this variety. Go to our catalog page to see what is available in stock.