The Mutsu apple (also known as Crispin) is a cross between the Golden Delicious and the Indo apple varieties first grown in Japan, and named after the Mutsu Province of Japan, where it was first grown. Mutsu is a vigorous hybrid with large fruit. Skin green, maturing to yellow, sometimes blushed orange. Flesh yellow-white, firm, juicy, crisp but coarse; slightly aromatic. Highly resistant to frost injury.
Bloom: Mid, Triploid, will not pollinate other apples, Grimes Golden, Liberty Starkspur® Red Rome Beauty, good pollinators
USDA Zone: 4
Fruit Storage: Excellent
Backyard Spacing: 12-15 ft.
Ripen: Late Sept/Early October
Uses: Cider, Fresh eating/ dessert, cooking (puree, applesauce, apple butter), Baking