Jonathan Apple Trees

Jonathan Apple Trees Buyer's Guide

A true American apple, the Jonathan was discovered near the beginning of the 19th century in Woodstock, NY. The President of Albany’s Horticultural Society, Jesse Buel, was first introduced to this apple through Jonathan Hasbrouck; thus, the apple’s famous name. These medium-sized, round apples have such a compelling sweet-tart taste that they are now one of the most commercially-produced apples in the United States. From the Jonathan apple tree came other delicious varieties, such as Jonafree (bred for disease resistance) and Jonagold (Jonathan x Golden Delicious). As with all apples, the taste of the fruit is far superior when ripened in a home orchard; so be sure to add a Jonathan apple tree to your menu!