Apples - Fuji **New Season**
The Fuji is the sweetest variety of apple. Honey sweet, firm & juicy… simply brilliant eating! The sweet and juicy qualities of a Fuji make them an excellent choice for cooking, juicing and salads. Fujis can also be frozen for a cooling summer treat!
How do we make sure we provide top quality Fuji apples?
The Fuji should ideally be a medium sized apple, with a yellow/green colouring and red highlights. It may have a pinkish blush, or be almost all red in colour.
We make sure that the Fuji apples we choose for your box are firm with a smooth, clear skin. We avoid Fujis with soft or dark spots. We test the integrity of the Fuji by holding the apple in the palm of our hand and feeling that the apple is solid and heavy (avoiding apples that are soft and light). We avoid Fujis that wrinkle when a thumb is gently run across the skin (this is an indicator that it has been in storage for too long, or has not properly stored). We also check for “russeting” – a rough, browning condition usually found at the stem end of the apple.
Where do we source our Fuji apples?
Fuji apples are grown in all six Australian states. We try to source locally grown apples (from around the Bacchus Marsh region), and if local supply is low, we source from other Victorian locations such as the Goulburn Valley, Harcourt, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Gippsland.
What is the best way to keep Fuji apples?
All apples are best stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator and kept away from strong odour food to prevent flavour absorption.
Fuji apple nutritional information
Fuji apples are low in kilojoules and contain plenty of vitamin C, fibre (pectin) and potassium. Many of the important nutrients and phytochemicals such as ellagic acid and quercetin are contained in the apple skin.
Fuji apple seasonal information
Fuji are available from mid March to December.
Fuji apple serving tips and suggestions
If using in a salad, use a little lemon juice to prevent browning or oxidisation of the flesh.