Cordon Apple trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordon Jonagold is M9 which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.
Jonagold is 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 cordon 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