A very important variety commercially, and one of the better supermarket apples. Raised in the U.S.A in 1968 from a Jonathan x Golden Delicious cross. It soon spread globally and is grown all over Europe and has received an Award of Garden Merit from the R.H.S.
Jonagold Apple tree – Season:
Harvest Jonagold mid October, keeps in store until February or sometimes later with care.
Jonagold - appearance:
At it’s best an attractive apple, although colouring can be variable. Pale green yellow, an oval apple variably covered by a bright orange red flush. Flesh is very crisp and cream.
Jonagold apple trees – flavour:
Firm and juicy with a wonderful crispy bite. Plenty oif juice, plenty of sugar but with a satisfying light underlying acidity to give it balance. Very enjoyable to eat.
For dessert use.
Cropping & Growth
Vigorous variety and spreading. Capable of giving heavy crops reliably.
Jonagold - Pollination: This is a triploid variety that ideally needs two others to pollinate and yield fully. Here are some suggested varieties:
Cox's Orange Pippin
Tree sizes for Jonagold apple trees for sale:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.