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
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.