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The Aztec Fuji Apple

Many people are familiar with Fuji apples, but a lesser-known variety is the Aztec Fuji apple! From your yard to the kitchen table, this tree and its fruit can add refreshing variety to your diet and environment.

Keep reading, and we’ll tell you why you want to try Aztec Fuji apples!

Looking to buy your own Aztec Fuji apple tree? Check availability here!

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Characteristics of the Aztec Fuji Apple

Lots of apples are similar to each other. If you want to appreciate an Aztec Fuji apple’s unique qualities, start by discovering what differentiates it from other apples.


Aztec Fuji apples are plump, round fruit averaging three inches in diameter. Their skin is entirely reddish pink, while the inner flesh is smooth and pale yellow.


When you bite into an Aztec Fuji apple, you’re greeted with a delectable crunch and dazzlingly sweet juice with hardly any acidity or sourness. They’re often used as dessert apples.

Health Benefits

As if the delicious taste wasn’t enough reason to eat Aztec Fuji apples, they can also improve your health.

Vitamin C

Nearly every part of your body depends on vitamin C; it strengthens your immune system and helps you make muscles, cartilage, and bone collagen.

As an antioxidant, it also neutralizes free radical cells, lowering your chances of developing cancer, heart disease, or other serious medical conditions. Aztec Fuji apples contain 8% of the vitamin C you need daily.


Known for making stool easier to pass by efficiently breaking down food and absorbing water, fiber is key to bowel health. This, in turn, decreases your risk of heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol levels, and similar problems.

As a bonus, fiber helps you feel full faster, making you less likely to overeat. You can get 10% of your daily fiber requirements with one Aztec Fuji apple.


Bioflavonoids are not commonly known despite occurring naturally in numerous plants and fruits, including Aztec Fuji apples. That’s a shame since they amplify the effects of vitamin C, boost metabolism, and alleviate many circulatory issues, such as bruises, hemorrhoids, and varicose veins.

History of the Aztec Fuji Apple

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Given its name, you might think the Aztec Fuji apple was created in Japan or Mexico. However, it’s actually from New Zealand, the result of a random combination of existing Fuji seedlings.

After discovering them in 1996, farmers began growing these apples to the point that over two million trees are flourishing across Europe and North America. Aztec Fujis are also popular in South Africa.

They’re commercially successful not only for their taste and appearance but for how quickly they produce fruit and how long the apples stay good after harvesting.

Ways to Enjoy the Aztec Fuji Apple

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You’ll love eating Aztec Fuji apples, but they also make many delicious apple-based recipes even better by enhancing the sweetness. We’ll give you a few ideas!

Apple Raisin Pie

There’s already no comfort quite like biting into a warm slice of apple pie. However, using these apples and adding raisins and walnuts gives the pie a delightful texture while augmenting its saccharine taste. We have the perfect recipe for apple raisin pie!

Apple Pie Pockets

Perhaps you prefer smaller pies as snacks or to-go desserts. If so, follow our advice for making apple pie pockets. Along with the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger, stuffing Aztec Fuji apples into these little dough pockets guarantees a scrumptious treat.

Apple Cider Cake

Are you craving a rich and moist texture? Look no further than the apple cider cake! Turn the Aztec Fuji apples into applesauce and/or apple juice to make a luscious cake, then top it off with a glaze of your choosing. Plus, you can store whatever sauce or juice is left when you’re done!

Apple Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s hard to imagine improving upon the classic chocolate chip cookie, but apple chocolate chip cookies prove possible. With the addition of nutmeg, cinnamon, and Aztec Fuji apples, they will quickly become a household favorite.

Growing Your Own Aztec Fuji Apple Tree

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An Aztec Fuji apple tree is a great choice for gardens too small for large apple tree varieties.! Keep reading for planting and growing tips.

Planting Site

Apple trees need full sunlight, so find a location that receives 6-8 hours of sun each day. A fully mature Aztec Fuji tree is 12-15 tall and wide and should be planted away from buildings, fences, and other structures.

For more pointers, read our article on planting apple trees!

Apple Tree Care

After planting your Aztec Fuji apple tree, water it weekly during spring and summer and once a month in fall and winter for the first year. After that, unless your soil is particularly dry or your area is experiencing a heat wave, the tree does not need regular watering.

However, the tree will always do well with two to three inches of mulch weekly. Also, applying fertilizer in early spring helps the tree get off to a good start for the growing season.

To prevent the spread of disease and promote the efficient distribution of water and nutrients throughout the tree, follow our advice on pruning apple trees.

Pests and Diseases

Like most apple trees, the Aztec Fuji variety is susceptible to diseases like crown rot, moniliasis, powdery mildew, fire blight, and apple scabs. Besides keeping your apple tree healthy, spraying it with copper-based fungicide each spring is the best way to protect it.


Once your tree has been growing for three to five years, you can expect to see fruit ready to harvest every October.

Where to Buy Aztec Fuji Apple Tree

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If you want to buy an Aztec Fuji apple tree for your yard, look no further than Stark Bro’s! They offer high-quality trees perfect for home gardens.

Introduce Aztec Fuji Apples to Your Life Today!

If you try them, you’ll find Aztec Fuji apples a welcome addition to your yard and diet! They might make you even more curious about apples and apple trees.

We invite you to learn more by visiting our apple trees page, which includes links to resources on how to help apple trees thrive!