A hybrid that blends the best of the popular Jonathan and Golden Delicious apples, Jonagold is a premium Michigan apple that’s growing in popularity. It has a unique honey-tart flavor and crisp, juicy flesh, and performs exceptionally well in Michigan’s northern climate.
Jonagold apples are very large with a golden yellow undertone and bright orange-red blush that may be striped or mottled. It is aromatic, and a good keeper to boot.
Jonagold apples are rated excellent for every use: Cooking, baking, fresh-cut into salads, applesauce or eating out of hand. Because of its large size, Jonagolds are a convenient choice for baking, cutting and other preparations.
It was developed in 1943 in New York, but has truly come into premium status recently due to improved storage knowledge.