The Fuji apple originated in the country of Japan. This type of apple was created by farmers in the city of Morioka.
The Tohoku Research Station was the first facility to grow the Fuji apple. This type of apple is a hybrid created from the Virginia Ralls Janet and Red Delicious apples.
The Fuji apple was first cross-bred during the late 1930s in Japan, but did not become popular in the U.S. until the 1960s.
The Fuji apple is popular due to its sweetness and its long shelf life. This type of apple is grown throughout the year and has a slightly red-striped exterior color and a firm white interior.