'Sekai ichi' is a cultivar of apples first released from Japan in 1974. It is considered one of the largest varieties of apples, with an average circumference of 30-46 cm (12-18 in) and weight of 0.90 kg (2.0 lbs). Sekai ichi means "world's number one" in Japanese.
|Malus 'Sekai ichi'|
|Hybrid parentage||Parents unknown, theorized to be 'Red Delicious' × 'Golden Delicious'|
|Marketing names||Sekai Ichi|
'Sekai Ichi' apples are pale pink/red with red stripes; they are juicy, sweet, and not as crisp/crunchy as other cultivars. The variety came from a cross between the varieties 'Red Delicious' and 'Golden Delicious'.