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A carefree Jonathan apple tree. This vigorous variety is disease-resistant to apple scab and less susceptible to diseases, like mildew, rust, and blight, than other Jonathans. Bears heavy crops of fruit with low-acid Jonathan flavor. Ripens in mid September. Best pollinators: GoldRush or Enterprise.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Mid September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet/tart
Texture Firm/crisp
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Standard 18 - 20' Tall X 18 - 20' Wide
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15' Tall X 12 - 15' Wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Standard 18 - 20'
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15'

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

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Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apple trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Have had some before
Silveraggie on Jun 20, 2016
Fire blight resistant variety
Daniel M on Mar 29, 2016
Have had some before
Silveraggie on Jun 20, 2016
A good choice for the home gardener.some what resistant to apple scab, cedar apple rust, fire blight and mildew
RYAN S on Jun 4, 2016
Fire blight resistant variety
Daniel M on Mar 29, 2016
A good choice for the home gardener.some what resistant to apple scab, cedar apple rust, fire blight and mildew
RYAN S on Jun 4, 2016

Customer Reviews

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Healthy, Beautiful!
When my tree first arrived looked pretty much like a Big Stick LOL! But it soon turned into a Beautiful Little Tree. This is our 2nd spring and it has fruit on it :) Love this Tree!
May 19, 2016
Second year in the ground and full of blossoms
It is early to tell what fruit production will be, but so far it is doing wonderfully in zone 6b. In only the second spring this tree has been in the ground it is full of blossoms and the leaves are green and healthy.
May 14, 2016
1 year ago
Year 1
This tree is doing very well, but it's only the first year. I'm looking forward to apples!
May 20, 2016
1 year ago
Growing well
No apples yet but tree is healthy and straight. I expect fruit next year.
May 15, 2016
1 year ago
Jonafree apple
Apple tree has leafed out - quite small but growing
May 4, 2016
over 2 years ago