Stark® UltraRed™ Jonathan Apple

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A full-flavored early Jonathan! Productive and precocious. Tree is compact with a spur-type bearing habit. Colors 7 to 10 days ahead of original Jonathan. Fruit is ideal for fresh-eating, sauce, and caramel apples. Discovered in 1972 in Grandview, Washington. Keeps up to 2 months in proper storage. Ripens in mid September. Pollinator required: Choose another mid or late-blooming apple variety, like Granny Smith or any type of Gala or Golden Delicious. See more Recommended Pollinators below. Higred cultivar.

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Bloom Color Pink
Bloom Time Mid
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest Mid September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet, Juicy
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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This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

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

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