Jonagold Apples

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, and baking

When Can I Find Jonagold Apples


Jonagold apples are available from mid-September through January.

Look For The Ladybug

You'll find Jonagold apples under the Stemilt label, and organic Jonagold apples under our Artisan Organics label. 

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.




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