Tangy-Sweet and Aromatic

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 and 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

Nutritional Facts Learn more here!

Jonagold apples are available under the Stemilt label, while organic Jonagold apples can be found under our Artisan OrganicsTM label.

When can I find Jonagold ?

Jonagold apple harvest is in September in Washington State. You can find Jonagold apples from Stemilt from September through January.

Fun Facts

  • Jonagold is a triploid variety, which means it needs two pollenizers 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.
There's An Apple for That

There’s an Apple for That

Gala? Pink Lady? Granny Smith? Each apple variety has its own unique flavor, texture, color and cooking properties.

Find out which variety will work best for your next recipe or food pairing at our guide, There’s An Apple for That.