Why you should be excited
Shizuka improves on its parent -- Golden Delicious -- and is a top choice for lovers of sweet apples.
The story of Shizuka
The Japanese love their sweet apples and while this has made Fuji the top apple in Japan, it has also led to plenty of breeding using the classic sweet apple: Golden Delicious.
That’s where Shizuka comes in.
This one is ideally suited to fresh eating by those who don’t particularly care for sour apples.
Bred in Japan; mid-20th century introduction.
Flavour, aroma, texture
Moderately firm and juicy, excellent mild flavour for a sweet apple with little tartness.
Large, yellow to yellow-green-coloured smooth skin, sometimes with a red-orange blush.
When they’re available
Late season (usually in mid-October).
Quality for fresh eating
Quality for cooking
Mainly used for fresh eating.
Very good (up to 4 months when kept refrigerated).