A fun question!
Beyond specialized laboratory tissue-culture propagation
, you need a â€˜Budâ€™ to begin an apple tree. The stem hasnâ€™t any budsâ€¦ A Bud holds the embryonic structure of the tree; unless itâ€™s a â€˜fat flower bud,â€™ in which it holds the makings of an apple!
If youâ€™re really hot on that
particular apple Iâ€™d talk to a produce guy in the store you bought it. He may find a box or some identification in which you could contact the actual grower, if through a middle-man or packerâ€¦ Itâ€™s a bit of a long-shot, but if you contacted the grower - ask them which â€œSportâ€ of Fuji they grow, or which â€˜specific varietyâ€™ of Fuji was shipped in â€˜that boxâ€™ to that storeâ€¦
â€ are slightly varying mutants of a known variety. Theyâ€™re close enough to the original to maintain its name but different enough to have their own characteristics. Just as the â€˜Original Red Deliciousâ€™ apple had stripes, whatâ€™s commercially planted these days are Sports
that have mutated toward totally red.