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Akane or Prime Red Apple

Akane or Prime Red Apple

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Akane Apple

Malus domestica 'Akane'

Akane is an late summer/ early fall apple that resembles Jonathan. It is medium in size, bright red in color, and its white flesh has a distinctive aroma and sub-acid flavor. It is an excellent dessert apple.

Alternate Names:  Prime Red, Tokyo Rose



10-15 Feet



10-14 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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Item # Description Price
3751 Akane Apple on Semi-Standard (M111) root, 2 year Extra Large grade $33.99 Add to Cart

Malus domestica 'Akane'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Akane is less vigorous than most apple trees, with a slightly upright growth habit. It can tend to be a shy bearer and is reported to be less susceptible to scab than many other varieties.  


A Little History about Akane Apple

Akane was bred in Japan and introduced into the US.  It is also known as Prime Red in the US and in Japan it was known as the Tohuko #3 cultivar.

Malus domestica 'Akane' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Tends to crop lightly
Early blooming
Pollinizer needed
Disease Resistance
Scab resistance
Fruit Characteristics
Medium size fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Slow growing
Upright habit
Harvest Period
Late summer
Other Attributes
Complex flavor
Sub-acid flavor
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Skill Required
Above average skill
High dessert quality