Sometime during the 18th century, the Jonathan quickly became one of the most popular apples to grow, both for its adaptability and flavor. The Red Jonathan Apple displays earlier skin coloring and a brighter red than the parent Jonathan – but is otherwise identical. The same great qualities and taste as the classic Jonathan apple.
Red Jonathan apples ripen in mid-September to mid-October, bearing medium to large round fruits. These apples have juicy, white flesh with a bold, subacid flavor – making them great for cooking and preserving. It’s an antique variety with great storing qualities, making it a homestead favorite.
Jonathan Apple trees are compact fruit trees that bear young and annually. Bred for scab resistance but shows susceptibility to fire blight.