The Akane apple is a cross between a Jonathan and Worcester Pearmin. Akane apples are used mostly for cooking. A small to medium sized apple with an attractive bright cherry red fruit color. The juicy, white crisp flesh and sprightly flavor resemble Jonathan, but with even more complex flavor. It keeps well, drys well, and stores well on the tree. Fairly good apple scab resistance, but a notoriously shy bearer. Akane is relatively winter hardy. The Akane is best used for baking or desserts due to it's slightly tart flavor and texture that holds up well when baked. Akane apples are great for juicing if you like to add a slight tartness to your juice.