Jonagold apples originated in 1953 at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York. Jonagold apples are a cross between Golden Delicious and the Jonathan, an old American variety from the 1820s.
Jonagold apples tend to be large in size and have excellent dessert flavor. They have a shorter season than many apples, making them a real treat in the fall and winter months.
Exterior: Crimson stripe & blush over a yellow-green background
Interior: Creamy pale yellow flesh
Experience: Aromatic with honey-like flavor notes and tangy-sweet thanks to moderate acidity
Jonagold apples are available under the Stemilt label, while organic Jonagold apples can be found under our Artisan Organics label.
How To Use Jonagold Apples
Snacking, salads, juicing, baking, and freezing
When Can I Find Jonagold Apples
You can find Jonagold apples from Stemilt all year long.
Jonagold Apple FUN Facts
- Jonagold is a triploid variety, which means it needs two pollenizers in order to bear a crop.
- The name Jonagold combines the apple’s two parents – Jonathan and Golden Delicious.
- Jonagold apples have a short season because the variety can’t be kept in storage for too long.
- Stemilt harvests Jonagold apples in Washington State in September.