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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.


Bloom Color Pink
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, 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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Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15' Tall X 12 - 15' Wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' Tall X 8 - 10' Wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15'
Dwarf 8 - 10'

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.

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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My son loves Jonathans
Craig H on Jan 3, 2019
My son loves Jonathans
Craig H on Jan 3, 2019
other apples that taste like Jonathan ?
Kent B on Nov 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Pink Lady (also known as Cripps Pink) is probably the closest. Other sweet-tart-crisp apples: Cameo, Braeburn, Cosmic Crisp and Jazz.
Can a dwaff red delicious and a semi-dwarf jonathon pollinate each other?
Wendy L on Apr 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The size of the tree doesn't matter; it's the compatibility/bloom time of the variety that counts. The two varieties you mention are in the same flowering group and will pollinate one another just fine.
Looking for a pollinator for an Ultrared Jonathon apple, will the Jon-a-red Jonathon or the Little Jewel work??
Scott B on Feb 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Jon-A-Red Jonathan will serve as a very good pollinator.
Will a honey crisp pollinate the Jonathan?
Scott B on Feb 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they are in the same flowering group.

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This one looks great. I’m hoping it blooms next year
June 5, 2018
over 2 years ago