How much is an apple worth? Well if you know the adage, “an apple a day helps keep the doctor away”, then you’ll pay quite a lot. But to make an apple great, you must decide what are the preconditions. Nagano is famous for their Fuji apples which are a hybrid apple developed in the 1930’s, and believe it or not, they are protected with plant patents. They are over-sized, and have a crispness that most apples dream of.