Jonathans are good for fresh eating, cooking, and baking. They freeze well, and have a long storage life.
A late-ripening red apple is fine for fresh eating, freezing and cooking. Fruit trees need a minimum of 6-8 hours sunlight daily, and need water. They are not drought tolerant. (Pollinate with Red or Yellow Delicious, Early Harvest or a variety from a different apple family) (zones4-8)
Apples are eaten by a variety of birds and mammals. The leaves and branches are browsed. The trees can be destroyed by rodents and rabbits girdling the stem or trunk.
The standard grows to 20' - 25', semi-dwarf grows to 12' - 15', and dwarf grows to 10' in height.
Standard spread grows to 25', semi-dwarf grows to 12'-15', and dwarf grows to a 10' spread.
This tree requires moist, well drained soil and is not drought tolerant.
A red Jonathan's leaves are smaller than other apple varieties. The grayish-green, coarse leaves alternate on the twig and have an irregular toothed margin.
White to light pink
Medium sized fruit, bright red in sunny climates, stripped red in cooler climates. With crisp, juicy white flesh with a tart but well balanced flavor. Harvested in mid - September to mid - October.