Apple 'Jonagold'

Malus x domestica

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Species: x domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Jonagold
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10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)


10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Time:

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Rootstock Vigor:

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Bearing Habit:

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Disease Resistance:

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Fruit Usage:

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Other details:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Portland, Maine

Traverse City, Michigan

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 25, 2015, Stroudwater from Portland, ME wrote:

I am growing Jona-gold on semi dwarf rootstock in southern Maine. Started as a whip and after 2 seasons it is showing a bit more vigor than I would like but I am managing this with summer pruning using the wilson method. Has weathered the harsh winters well and is gaining girth but lateral growth tends to be long and soft. This one will probably take longer to bear than the Arkansas Black. Also had some leaf rollers the first year but not a serious problem. I got my stock from Stark Bros.


On Dec 31, 2005, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

"Large apple whose parents are Golden Delicious and Jonathan. The color varies from pale green-gold with faint red strip to solid red. An excellent cooking or dessert apple, texture is juicy and the flesh is pale yellow."