SHIZUKA is a new, high-dessert quality Golden sibling by Indo from Japan. Fruit is large, round-conic, with an attractive, medium-yellow finish. It has more sugar than Mutsu, which it resembles in growth habit (very vigorous). Stores well, perhaps to 5 months. Ripens late September. Tree is similar to Mutsu, with better bud hardiness and is resistant to blister spot. Will not pollinate other varieties.