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September Wonder® Fuji Apple

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Same Fuji flavor, up to six weeks sooner! This variety gives colder zones an opportunity to grow these popular apples and enjoy their superior homegrown flavor. Introduced circa 1997. Cold-hardy. Ripens in mid September. Best pollinators: Granny Smith, Stark® GrandGala™ or Stark® Lodi. September Wonder® is a trademark of C&O Nursery, Inc. Fiero cultivar.

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Bloom Color White
Bloom Time Early
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest Mid September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Very Good
Texture Crisp/ Juicy
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Like fuji apples
Charles B on Mar 10, 2020
Granddaughter wanted red apples, so I'm planting a red apple I like so we can share them.
Dave D on Mar 7, 2020
Like fuji apples
Charles B on Mar 10, 2020
dwarf pollinator
Christine S on Mar 9, 2020
Granddaughter wanted red apples, so I'm planting a red apple I like so we can share them.
Dave D on Mar 7, 2020
Grows very fast & produces lots of very good apples
Kenny A on Mar 5, 2020
A local orchard grows this variety and I've purchased the apples from them for several years. I can't wait to grow my own!
Courtney D on Mar 4, 2020
Fuji Apples are a favorite, and the description of this one was intriguing.
Jill D B on Mar 3, 2020
Fuji Apple hod well firm and crunchy apple
Tom H on Mar 3, 2020
Always love these sweet apples.
Daniel W on Mar 3, 2020
Once again, love the Fuji apple.
Jeffrey G on Feb 29, 2020
I want dwarf and like fuji
JoAnne on Oct 4, 2019
I love Fuji apples and this variety works with my other apple varieties planted in past years. Hope to have apples in the future.
Paul H on Jun 6, 2019
Purchased to pollinate the Honeycrisp tree I also ordered. It's also the second preferred apple in our house to the Honeycrisp.
DAVID E on May 24, 2019
It very sweet and crispy
Virginia W on May 5, 2019
these taste good from the store. think about how great they would taste from your own tree.
sheryl b on Feb 13, 2019
Sounds wonderful and good for Zone 4!
Phaedra B on Oct 8, 2018
To accompany my dwarf Ginger Gold tree. Planning on growing both as potted trees.
Caitlin on May 22, 2018
For the earlier picking date and the apple handles storage well
Polly F on Mar 5, 2018
Ideal for eating. Best tasting apple ever.
Bees1776 on Oct 24, 2017
My father grows Fuji apples and loves them. Liked the mid-September ripening
Patricia J on Mar 19, 2017
We love the flavor of Fuji apples and since this variety can be grown in our area, we decided to try a Fuji of our own.
KAREN W on Mar 13, 2017
Sweet eating apple
Lake M on Oct 21, 2016
earlier ripening apples that will help us to enjoy fresh apples longer .
These are a staple for orchards in this area
RALPH B on Sep 19, 2016
Needed a 2nd Fuji for the garden.
Edy F on Sep 7, 2016
I already have one and wanted another. They taste excellent.
John R on Aug 25, 2016
To replace the 4 year old tree, which mysteriously died.
MIKE F on Jun 1, 2016
I had grown Sept. Wonder Fuji Apples from Stark Bros. at a property that I owned several years ago, and the trees were hardy and robust. Now that we are (hopefully) done with moving around the country, I wanted another one of these trees.
KARLA U on May 29, 2016
This is the most nutrishous of the apples. It's sweet and tasty. Kids would like this apple more than most others.
Jerrold G on May 22, 2016
We have one standard fuji already and want to try the dwarf version. We love the taste.
John B on May 5, 2016
love fuji apples like that its early [sept.]
william b on Apr 26, 2016
Favorite apple
Miranda B on Apr 10, 2016
Cold hardy fuji apples (my wife's favorite)
Aaron B on Apr 10, 2016
i already have a granny smith tree and this pollinates well with that
Dustin H on Apr 5, 2016
dwarf pollinator
Christine S on Mar 9, 2020
Grows very fast & produces lots of very good apples
Kenny A on Mar 5, 2020
Is fuji apple good for applesauce and jelly?
Millie F on Mar 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I was selected to answer this question regarding the Fuji Apple tree we planted. According to the characteristics provided my Stark Brothers, it takes 2-5 years for this tree to bear fruit. Given my tree was planted 17 months ago, it's appears it will require a couple more years to produce. For applesauce we always used Yellow Transparent apples.
Is this apple a Beni Shogun? Thanks.
LOUISE G on Feb 27, 2017
You had asked if ???Beni Shogun??? and ???September Wonder Fuj??? are the same cultivar. The answer is ???yes??? and ???no???. The original Fuji cultivar was introduced in 1962, and like many cultivars, chance mutations (changes in the genetics) will happen on trees, and these changes, if noticed, are called ???sports???. In the case of ???Beni Shogun???, it was a sport of the original Fuji that showed up in a group of Fuji trees in an orchard in 1992. The apples on the original limb that had the sport mutation on it were a dark solid red (much better color than the original Fuji) and so they propagated new trees from buds off of this limb and called/marketed it ???Beni Shogun???. Likewise, in another Fuji orchard owned by Ralph Broetje, in Prescott, WA, a limb was found on a Fuji tree that had apples ripening 4-6 weeks earlier than the rest of the limbs. Again, they took buds off of that limb and patented it in 2000. They originally named it ???Jubilee??? as the patented cultivar name but have also trademarked it as September Wonder TM. So, both Beni Shogun and September Wonder are essentially Fuji but have arisen as separate mutations with their own unique characteristics. Brian
Are Fuji apples good for Freezing slices to make applesauce?
Ernie on Sep 2, 2016
I freeze apples all the time. Never sure what variety I am freezing, so I am sure that at some point a Fuji got in there somewhere. I vacuum pack the apples before placing in the freezer. They come out just as white as when they went in. I use them for making apple pie, applesauce, and apple desserts. So yummy in the middle of the winter or early spring knowing you have used your own apples. Have fun, experiment. You have nothing to lose.
Hello - Will the Fuji and the Gala cross pollinate each other? Thank you!
Alexandra N on May 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they will. They bloom at a similar time.
Can you plant any type of apple try to pollinate fuji apple trees or does it need to be specific trees?
Lance S on Apr 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It has to be an apple tree to cross pollinate the Fuji, but not just any apple tree will work. There are some apple varieties that are pollen sterile ("triploids") and therefore cannot pollinate other apple trees. We recommend early to mid-season blooming varieties like Lodi, Granny Smith, Gala, Golden Delicious, and so on. If you have specific questions about compatible varieties, please contact our customer support team: 800.325.4180
What is the problem if the Fuji apple tree starts losing its leaves in July?
WILLIAM D on Jul 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Mine look kinda rough too. We had abot 10 days of really hot weather and very little rain for the last month. Im guessing its heat and lack of moisture like mine. I lost a first year apricot tree from the same conditions already this year. I would water it every other day if its a first or second year tree.
I bought a golden delicious apple tree, will it cross pollinate with a September Wonder Fuji variety?
Ketty M on Apr 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they are in the same flowering group.
Would a golden delicious tree be a polenator for a fuji ?
Tom Y on May 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Golden Delicious is an excellent choice for pollinating Fuji apple trees!
Do the apples still store well in this earlier variety?
Gail P on May 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This variety's keeping quality is maintained for up to 8 months in Controlled Atmosphere storage, or 4 to 5 months in common storage at 32??F.

Customer Reviews

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I bought this expecting to get nothing for a few years but it is starting summer two and there are several apples growing on it.
May 19, 2016
over 5 years ago
Healthier Than Any Other Apple Tree I Have Planted!
This tree is incredible healthy and growing fast. No apple blossoms yet though.
June 13, 2016
over 5 years ago
Excellent service.
My September Fuji Apple trees are growing well this year. I had some problems the first time I tried to get them going. I don't know whether it was my rookie plantings or a root disease, I lost one, 2 years in a row. Stark brothers went above the norm and replaced them at no cost to me. I had flowers on my pollinator tree this year and with some careful pruning this off season, I expect some apples next year from the Fiji trees. I got the starter kit and it has worked well too. Very happy.
May 12, 2016
over 5 years ago
Death of an Apple Tree
My September Wonder Fuji Apple tree arrived in what seemed to be a 'good condition', however it doesn't appear to have survived the mild Missouri winter. I had great hopes of watching this dwarf thrive in my lush urban garden. Back to the drawing board for this seasoned gardener!
May 23, 2016
over 5 years ago
A bit small
I ordered the September Wonder the same time as the Granny Smith. The Granny was a nice, strong tree. The Sept. Wonder was much thinner. I ordered both in the Semi-Dwarf Supreme so I expected them to be similar but that wasn't the case for me. I have confidence the Granny will thrive but I am worried about the Sept. Wonder making it over the winter. Hopefully because we planted them in early spring it will come out of the winter fine.
June 9, 2016
Eagerly awaiting my apple in 3 weeks
I bought and planted bare root Grand Gala and September Wonder Fuji apple trees in spring of 2017. They were basically just whips about an inch in diameter near the roots and 3-4 feet tall. They did pretty well the first year, branching out and growing about a foot taller. This year the did even better getting another 2 feet taller and filling out well, I even got apples on them (they lost all but 1 each tho). I just harvested my one gala apple and it was absolutely delicious. Can't wait for the fuji and for next year's crop! Some notes on my situation: I have heavy clay soil that I amended with coconut fiber, aged compost, and loamy soil from my wooded area. Both trees got apple-cedar rust and I think that's why they lost most of their apples. I plan to spray next year to prevent this. The fuji is also susceptible to aphids on new growth, I found an organic insecticide spray that uses citrus and herb oils that works really well on aphids, scales and mites (the latter 2 infested my potted citrus trees over the winter). I tried several others that used neem oil and other organic sprays, none of the others were effective. Overall I'm very happy with these trees. The maintenance is minimal, fertilize once a month from March to July, spray for bugs and fungi a few times a year, minor pruning in late winter and summer and the right soil will have these trees thriving.
August 25, 2018
Fuji Apple Review South Carolina
I needed the Fuji Apple to cross pollinate with a red delicious apple. The tree is doing fine and coming right along. While it was too young to bear fruit, it did have some blossoms this year.
May 22, 2016
over 5 years ago
strong apple tree
deer ate all the tips of my Fuji, last year it was bear, leave-less... afraid it didn't make it, but this year it came back and with many fruiting spurs... may have fruit next year... (for the deer..)
May 10, 2016
over 5 years ago
Wonder Trees
Received my Fuji as a 4 foot sapling and the first year growth was a race with my Criterion apple saplings. By fall the Fuji was 8 feet tall the Criterions' were 7' 10".The second year they all pushed the envelope to 12 feet tall". One Criterion had an apple blossom on it but it fell off during the June drop.
February 23, 2017
over 5 years ago
Strong and healthy apple tree.
The Fuji Apple tree just leafed out. No flowers yet but I'm looking forward to delicious apples in years to come.
May 3, 2019
over 3 years ago