A large, green-yellow apple with a red-orange blush, Shizuka has the same parentage as Mutsu, but its flavor is sweeter, and less tart. Shizuka is firm and juicy, and slow to brown when cut, making it ideal for salads. It ripens in mid-October, and stores well.
Discovered: 1949, Japan
Parentage: Golden Delicious x Indo
Harvest: Late Season
Shizuka is a cross between a Golden Delicious and Indo, developed in Aomori, Japan. It was introduced in the United States in 1949.