Many fruit lovers love the crisp juicy and very sweet taste of the Japanese apple Fuji. However Fuji had too long of a ripening season to grow in the Pacific Northwest and in other areas with relatively cool summers. After testing many types of Fuji apples in the Pacific Northwest, researchers recommend Beni Shogun. It has a beautiful red color and outstanding flavor and ripens almost a month before Fuji. It will thrive in much of the U.S. USDA Zones 5-9. On EMLA 26 dwarf rootstock. It blooms mid-season.