Jonagold is a cross of Golden Delicious x Jonathan; Developed at Geneva Station, introduced in 1968.
This apple combines the good qualities of its parents. The fruit is large, striped red over bright yellow with firm, crackling, juicy, slightly tart flesh. Superb, rich, full flavor. Finest dessert and eating quality, but also good for cooking. Keeps well.
The tree is handsome, study, vigorous, and spreading. Blossoms somewhat tender. Susceptible to fireblight, cedar apple rust, and scab, resistant to powdery mildew. Triploid, so pollen is sterile. In upstate New York, we harvest mid September to late October; keeps September-November. Hardy to zone 5.