Sekai Ichi

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Malus 'Sekai ichi'
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SpeciesMalus pumila
Hybrid parentageParents unknown, theorized to be 'Red Delicious' × 'Golden Delicious'
Cultivar'Aori No.4'
Marketing namesSekai Ichi
OriginJapan, 1974

Best 'Sekai ichi' is a cultivar of apples first released from Japan in 1974. It is considered one of the largest varieties of apples, with an average circumference of 30-46 cm (12-18 in) and weight of 0.90 kg (2.0 lbs). Sekai ichi means "world's number one" in Japanese.


'Sekai Ichi' apples are pale pink/red with red stripes; they are juicy, sweet, and not as crisp/crunchy as other cultivars. The variety came from a cross between the varieties 'Red Delicious' and 'Golden Delicious'.[1]


  1. ^ "Apple Journal "A Passion for apples"". Retrieved 2009-04-28.