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September Wonder® (Fiero)

Whole tree mutation of a red Fuji found in Washington, USA

An exceptional early sport of Fuji, maturing 4-6 weeks earlier. It is highly coloured, with 80% bright blush, and storage of at least 90 days.

Royalty: $2.50/tree

September Wonder® Fuji is the earliest true Fuji on the market. Early Fujis made up 7% of the apple plantings in the USA between 2001 and 2007, with September Wonder® Fuji being the number one choice. Early Fuji strains make up an estimated 10% of the USA’s entire Fuji crop.

Early Fuji are not considered a Fuji replacement, but a complementary product, to take advantage of early market premiums. Early Fuji is a good balancing tool for the grower and packer.

September Wonder is a protected trademark of Waimea Variety Management Ltd.




Medium to large. Count 70-100


70-80% red blush skin with yellow green background colour & creamy white flesh. Ruset typical to Fuji

Texture & Flavour

Typical Fuji flavour. Very juicy and sweet with low acid.


Medium length


Harvest 4-6 weeks earlier than standard Fuji.


Keeping qualities similar to Gala. Up to 4 months in standard air storage at 0°C and 8 months in CA




Moderately vigorous


Very good productivity