Apple trees are deciduous and require long cold winters. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on optimal choices in terms of rootstock, varieties and cross pollinators. Fuji Kiku apples have a red to purple-red skin and crisp, juicy flesh. It flowers in Spring and are harvested in midsummer. It needs cross-pollination; use a cultivar like Granny Smith or Golden Delicious that flower at the same time.