The late-season Shizuka apples were developed by Tsuneo Murakami in 1969 and were released commercially in 1986. The parentages of the Shizuka apple are the Golden Delicious crossed with Indo, which is a sweet Japanese apple that originated in the 1930’s.
Shizuka apples are known for their intense sweetness with a distinctive light, crisp flesh that has been compared to a Honeycrisp or Jonagold apple.
The Shizuka apple is a great apple to be eaten fresh from hand, and also makes for an excellent choice for salads because it is slow to brown when it is cut.
Come on out and pick this wonderful apple here at Apple Holler.