Kiss Apple

Variety: KISS (Early low chill Fuji Apple mutation)
Origin: Radiation induced mutation of Fuji
Breeder: Clone Nursery, Brazil
Licence Holder: Clone Nursery, Brazil
Fruit size (mm): Mostly 75 to 90
Bloom date: Very early (August 28 South Hemisphere)
Chill Requirement: 400-500 chill units against 1000-1150 for original Fuji
Picking date: End of February (South Hemisphere)
Pollinated by: Godiva, Glamour, Princesa
Tree type: Semi Spur
Growth: Strong
Productivity: Time to first cropping: rapid
Yield: very high
Susceptibilty to alternated bearing: not even after a heavy crop
Chemical thinning: difficult
Response to Diseases: Scab as Fuji
Downy mildew as Fuji
Summer diseases as Fuji
Storage: Cold Storage: as Fuji
CA storage
Uses: Early Fuji with very low chill requirement suitable to warm areas; suitable to areas where other high chill apples inlcuing Fuji do not performe well.
Note: Bloom 30 to 50 days earlier in places which accumulate 500 CU, so will ripe 35-45 days earlier than traditional Fuji.
Fruit: Skin: dark red, non striped, ligher color on the hidden fruit face
Flesh: as Fuji
Taste: Sweet, as Fuji





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