|This tree's fruit is attractive, medium sized, bright red, and has firm, white, juicy flesh that is somewhat tart. 'Akane' has moderate scab and mildew resistance. Harvest time is mid-August to late September. Good candidates for cross pollination are: 'Liberty', 'Spartan',and 'Gala'. Careful early training, annual pruning and shaping are required to insure healthy and productive trees.