Jonagold is a popular American apple variety with an excellent rich aromatic flavour which appeals to European tastes - and is widely-grown in Europe.
Jonagold stores well, a quality it inherits from one of its parents, Golden Delicious. However it gets its excellent flavour from its other parent, the very well-respected old New York apple variety Jonathan. It has the combination of good sweetness and good sharpness that often denotes a high quality apple.
Jonagold is a very versatile apple. As well as being excellent for eating fresh, it is a popular for all kinds of culinary uses, and good for juice and cider. The apples can be picked over several weeks - pick earlier if you want to store them.
The main horticultural issue is that Jonagold is a triploid apple variety and therefore needs two separate pollination partners nearby (or one self-fertile one).
Rootstock : MM106 Semi Dwarf
Fruit picking time: Late Season
Fruit size/colour: Flushed Red/Orange
Pollination group: Group 4 (Discovery, Irish Peach, Gala, Katy, Red Devil, James Grieves)