Apple - Jonagold

Jonagold Apple

Malus domestica
An attractive red flushed dessert apple. Crisp and juicy with a rich, honeyed flavour.

Origin: USA 1943

Pollination:  Jonagold is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Jonagold Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden

History and description of Jonagold

Jonagold was raised in 1943 at the New York State Agricultural Experimental Station, Geneva, New York, USA from a Golden Delicious X Jonathan. Introduced in 1968. Received RHS Award of Merit in 1987. A very successful commercial variety now grown all over Northern Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Japan. Also grown to a small extent in England.

A medium/large apple. Round shape with a trace of ribbing and slightly five-crowned. One-third to one-half flushed orange red with short, broad, broken stripes and many russet dots on bright yellow backgoround skin colour. Nearly yellow flesh, fine-textured, juicy and sweet with a good rich flavour. A vigorous triploid tree. Very heavy cropper. Prone to canker. Can fail to colour well in a poor English summer. More highly coloured sports such as Jonagored are available.

Main characteristics of Jonagold

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Nov-Jan

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Special features Good for Cider

Pollination date  13
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile Triploid
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Parentage  Golden DeliciousJonathan
Sports  Jonagored