Jonagold was developed in 1943 at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva.


Jonathan and Golden Delicious


Jonagold doesn’t have many nicknames, but it does  have other strains, including Nicobel, Jonagored, Jonica, and Red Jonagold.


Jonagolds have a long stem and dry skin. The skin is usually tough and red with and yellow-orange blush.

Fun Fact

Jonagold’s name is a combination of the names of its parents: Jonathan and Golden Delicious. What would your name be if it was a combination of your parent’s names?

What are Jonagold good for?

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  • Eating
  • Storing
  • Pies
  • Salads
  • Sauce
  • Juice
  • Baking
  • Drying
  • Freezing