Jonathan apple tree is thought to be a seedling from a Spitzenburg when it was discovered on a farm in Woodstock, New York back in the late 1700's. Our Jonathan apple trees are the original, not the redder hybrid. Jonathan apple trees are naturally a smaller tree, this variety bears young, annually, and heavily. The Jonathan apples are medium, highly colored in sunny climates, striped red in cooler climate with fine-textured, juicy, sprightly subacid flavored flesh. One of the best dessert and pie apples. The fruit freezes well and has a long storage life. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Jonathan apple trees for sale.
Uses: Fresh eating, sauces, canning, pies and cider
Harvest Period: Midseason
Bloom Period: Midseason
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Origin Date: New York 1700's
Disease resistance: Excellent
Storage: 1 to 2 months
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.