Jonathan

Origin

New York (the “Big Apple!”), early 1800s

Parentage

Open-pollinated Esopus Spitzenburg

When We Harvest

September

Nicknames

King Phillip, New Spitzenburg, Phillip Rick, Ulster Seedling

Appearance

Medium-sized with  thin, tough skin. The yellow background is almost completely blushed and striped bright red.

Fun Fact

Jonathan’s are known to be amazing desert apples. They’re tart for regular eating, but in pies or juices, a Jonathan is an amazing choice!

What are Jonathan good for?

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