|Malus domestica 'Mutsu'|
|Hybrid parentage||'Golden Delicious' × 'Indo'|
|Origin||Presumably Mutsu Province, Japan|
The Mutsu (睦奥 ムツ?) apple (also known as Crispin) was introduced in 1948 and is a cross between the 'Golden Delicious and the 'Indo' apple cultivars first grown in Japan, and named after the Mutsu Province of Japan.
'Mutsu' is a medium to large green apple with flesh varying in color from white to greenish yellow. It can be round, conical, or oblong and have unequal sides. It is generally not uniform in shape or size. The russet on a 'Mutsu' apple covers little to none of the skin, and when it is present is light gray to brown.
'Mutsu' is aromatic, sweet, and sharp, with juicy flesh. It is suitable for eating on its own, juicing, drying, or cooking, as it maintains its shape well when cooked. It can be kept for up to three months before going bad.
'Mutsu' can be grown in temperate or warm climates. It flowers in the middle of the growing season and is harvested late in the season. It is self-sterile and poor at pollinating others. It tends to bear fruit biennially.
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- National Fruit Collection page
- Blister Spot on Mutsu (Crispin) Apples, retrieved May 30, 2007
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