Jonathan apples are the most tart-and-tangy variety grown in Michigan! This crimson-red apple is truly a northern apple, where cool nights bring out its best flavor profile.
Jonathan apples blend well with other apple varieties in applesauce, scalloped apple dishes and condiments. It also makes superb pies, especially in a mix of multiple Michigan apple varieties.
Jonathan is a popular ingredient for award-winning cider, flavorful pies and for caramel and candied apples.
Jonathan is a mid-size to large apple that’s both an heirloom and a popular contemporary choice. Some sources indicate it was first planted in Ohio. Others say New York was where it was first discovered and planted in the early 1800s.
Either way, Jonathan is valued today for its color, aroma, flavor and versatility in the kitchen.