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Mutsu (Crispin) Apple Tree

Malus domestica 'Mutsu'


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Mutsu (Crispin) Apple Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Mutsu (Crispin) Apple Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 4-8
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

12-15 ft.

Mature Width:

12-15 ft.


Full Sun

Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:

Late September

Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Malus domestica 'Mutsu'

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The Most Popular Apple for Baking

One of the TASTIEST Apples Ever Grown
The crisp, juicy Mutsu (also known as Crispin) is one of the most popular varieties of apples.  They’re delicious right off the vine, and their sweet, yet tart flavor add an extraordinary flair to cooked dishes.

Bakers LOVE This Apple
The Mutsu Apple has a unique texture that is ideal for preparing pies. The coarsely-grained flesh holds up well when baked, making the Mutsu a favorite amongst baking enthusiasts.  Notably larger than some varieties, you can make a full pie with as few as three apples!

Versatile Mutsu Apple Keeps Doctor Away
You may have heard the old adage that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But, all apples aren’t made equally. The Mutsu is a cross between the Golden Delicious and the Indo, and it takes its name from its Japanese heritage, helping families get healthy since the mid-20th Century.

Not only are the apples famous for antioxidants like Vitamin C and flavonoids, which studies suggest may help protect against exercise-induced asthma, but they are full of pectin, which will help you control bad breath all day long. Your Mutsu apple tree will not only provide outstanding apples for eating, juicing, and cooking, but it is the perfect tree for your landscape’s mid-season color.

Health Benefits for Weight Loss
High in antioxidants, the Mutsu apple is the perfect choice when it’s time to shed a few pounds. Pick one up on the way to the gym, as they make a killer pre-workout snack.

You need some carbs to get the most out of your exercise routine, but is has been proven that options with a low-glycemic load, like the Mutsu, will give you the same pre-fitness benefits as less healthy options, such as crackers --- all without the fat or cholesterol. It’s your life. Live healthy!

Low-Maintenance Yet Needs a Pollinator
So, how does this fiber-licious apple stack up to the rest in terms of ease of ownership? Your Mutsu variety is a flowering tree of the triploid variety, meaning that it will need a couple of pollinating trees of differing varieties near it, so they can cross pollinate with the Mutsu.

Do note that the Mutsu tree should not be used to pollinate other apple trees, and on occasion, it is a biennial producer, though careful attention to pruning can minimize this risk. A late bloomer, it carries the distinction as one of the best trees to plant in warmer climates.

A note on pruning: Because apples are heavier than many other fruits, they often carry more weight than the tree’s branches can hold. To make sure your tree is as productive as possible each and every year, you should thin the apples out when they bloom in a cluster at the point where they are about a centimeter in diameter. Ensure there is no more than a single apple for each 4-6 inches of the tree. This will ensure the best quality fruit through the seasons, while also reducing the likelihood that your tree will succumb to insects or disease.

When you’re ready to improve your health and begin making lasting memories with your family, remember the Mutsu. By ordering the Mutsu apple tree today, you’re taking a step toward making your apple pies the talk of the neighborhood.

Because we take pride in our trees, our horticultural experts are with you every step of the way. If you have questions – please give us a call!  Want this tree?  Order today!

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Mutsu (Crispin) Apple Tree Pollination

Mutsu (Crispin) Apple Trees are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another variety to achieve fruiting. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...

Crabapple Trees also make some of the best pollinators for Fruiting Apple Trees. Because they bloom for a long period of time and produce an abundance of pollen that are compatible with most Fruiting Apple Tree varieties.

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Customer Reviews

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Nice looking out of the box
The tree still had a few leaves (Got it at the end of Nov). The trunk was thicker than I'd expect for a 7ish foot tall tree, which is great. We planted it right away and it still looks good! Hope to see some fruit next year :)
November 30, 2018
1 month ago
I bought from Fast Growing Trees for two reasons. They have the trees I need and they advertised that the trees would be first year producers. I got the MUTSUs and planted them with good results. However I did pay extra for a first year producer and have not seen one flower on either tree. I do have a pollinator.
May 10, 2018
9 months ago
Beautiful Mutsu
I am very happy with my Mutsu Apple tree and with this company. I could have bought locally grown apple tree, however, no one would tell me about their trees as mush as I need. So, I choose Fast Growing Trees.
I have purchased from them Cinnamon, Peach, Figs, Pomegranate, Hopi, Cherry, Blueberry and Mutsu-all doing very well! Of course I bought Root Rocket from them for each tree too.
I took this picture today 6/13/17
Arrived (4/26/17) in good condition even though it took 5-6 days to come to Houston.
Today, 6/13/17
June 13, 2017
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Mutsu (Crispin) Apple Tree

Mutsu (Crispin) Apple Tree Planting Diretions

Location: The Mutsu apple tree is hardy in USDA plant hardiness zones 4 to 8. The tree generally comes in three sizes -- a dwarf that grows to a height of 10 to 12 feet, a semi-dwarf that grows to a height of 12 to 15 feet and a larger semi-dwarf that grows to a height of up to 22 feet. The tree’s small size makes it ideal for container growth.


Pollination:  The Mutsu apple tree requires a pollinator to set an ample crop of apples. Plant a Gala, Fuji, or Granny Smith to help ensure pollination.  A pollinator tree should be located somewhere within 25 feet of the Mutsu apple tree for adequate pollination.


Spacing: Space trees at least 30-35 feet apart and away from buildings or other structures.


Planting Instructions: Choose a planting location in full sun. The site should have well-draining loamy soil with a pH of 5.5-6.5. 


Dig a hole that it is at least twice the diameter and the same depth of the tree’s root ball. Mix ample organic matter into the soil at a ratio of 50 percent organic matter with 50 percent soil. Place the tree into the hole. Gently spread its roots out across the soil in the hole. Backfill the hole with the soil and organic matter mixture. Press the soil firmly down around the tree’s roots to remove any air pockets. Spread a three-inch layer of mulch around the base of the tree to help keep the soil moist and deter weed growth. Avoid the mulch touching the trunk of the tree. Water the newly planted tree thoroughly to remove any air pockets and help settle the soil.


Container Growth: The dwarf varieties of Mutsu apple trees grow well in containers and make ideal terrace, patio, or balcony trees. Choose a large pot that is at least twice the diameter of the tree's root ball.  The pot should have adequate drainage holes in the base to allow the water to flow freely away from the tree's roots. Place four to six inches of potting soil into the container. Place the tree’s roots on the soil and fill the pot so the soil sits at least one inch from the rim of the pot. Press the soil down firmly around the tree’s roots. Water the newly potted tree to help settle the soil. Place the tree in a location where it will receive full sun.


Watering: The Mutsu apple tree grows best when it has evenly moist soil. It can tolerate periods of drought when established, but its crop production may be reduced.


Fertilizer: Apply a general purpose fertilizer such as a 10-10-10 formula to the Mutsu apple tree in the early spring before the foliage of the tree starts to emerge. Follow the directions on the fertilizer's label for ratios.


Pruning: Your apple tree will need very little pruning during its first few years. Mature apple trees require annual pruning. Prune away any shoots that grow beneath the tree’s graft bud. Remove any dead or diseased limbs.


Diseases and Pests: Powdery mildew resistant and somewhat pest resistant.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Our Favorite!!
Marla J on Oct 26, 2018
Great flavor, crispness and storage
Jeri Lu H on Apr 30, 2018
Our Favorite!!
Marla J on Oct 26, 2018
Love the apple
B S on Oct 12, 2018
Great flavor, crispness and storage
Jeri Lu H on Apr 30, 2018
Wife has wanted Mutsu tree for years.... she don't know I have purchased.... want to surprise her.
Jamie L on Mar 7, 2018
Recently picked some locally and it was a pollinator for one of my other items
michael w on Mar 7, 2018
Becuase I love to bake and this seemed very versitle
Laura R on Dec 1, 2017
Love the apple
B S on Oct 12, 2018
Wife has wanted Mutsu tree for years.... she don't know I have purchased.... want to surprise her.
Jamie L on Mar 7, 2018
Can Mutsu trees be planted with golden delicious? What is the spacing and can the Mutsu be planted next to each other?
Gloria P on Apr 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Mutsu and Granny smith are a good match. You need to look at the pollinator chart to pair up trees. Simply insure the pollinator is outside of the mature canopy and within about twenty five feet. I have two acres and I spaced mine so I have a little orchard.Jon
I live in New Jersey, can I plant apple trees this late into the Fall? Or should I wait until Spring?
Melissa N on Oct 30, 2018

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