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Red Jonathan Apple Tree

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Pollinator required to bear fruit

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Pollinator required to bear fruit

A stunning Jonathan apple with an excellent shelf-life! 

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.  


Bloom ColorWhite, Pink
Fruit ColorRed
Fruit SizeMedium
Soil CompositionLoamy
TasteTart, Sweet
Soil pH Level6-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained
Bloom TimeMid
Years to Bear2-5
Shade LevelFull Sun
Hardiness Zone Range4-8

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

Dwarf  2.5 – 3 m tall x 2.5 – 3 m wide (8 – 10′ tall x 8 – 10′ wide)

Recommended Spacing

Dwarf 2.5 – 3 m (8 – 10′)

Ship Height

Dwarf, Bare-root Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m tall (3-4′ tall) with a 9.5 mm (3/8″) trunk.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a different variety within 15 meters (50 feet) for best pollination.

Recommended Pollinators: Ginger Gold, Pink Lady, Granny Smith, Red Delicious

How do I find my Hardiness Zone?

Canada’s Plant Hardiness Zones will tell you which plants will do well in your particular climate. Each zone is determined by the lowest average winter temperature recorded in a given area. Hardiness Zone information is included on all tree and plant product pages, so you know instantly whether a certain plant is likely to succeed where you live. Natural Resources Canada provides helpful options to find your zone:

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