Jonagold Apple Tree
Jonagold Apple Tree

Jonagold Apple Tree


Red & Gold Orchard Sweet-Tarts – Jonagold Apple Tree! Large Golden Fruit With Splashes of Red Late Season Harvest Easy Care & Low Maintenance Highly Productive Sturdy & Vigorous Tree Great Eating Fresh, Cider, Baking & Sauces Long Hang Time High

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Red & Gold Orchard Sweet-Tarts – Jonagold Apple Tree!Large Golden Fruit With Splashes of Red
Late Season Harvest
Easy Care & Low Maintenance
Highly Productive
Sturdy & Vigorous Tree
Great Eating Fresh, Cider, Baking & Sauces
Long Hang Time
Highly Ornamental
Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith or Red Delicious Pollinator Partners
Requires 700-800 Chill Hours
Fantastic sturdy tree for blue-ribbon baking and desserts! Jonagold (Malus ‘Jonagold’) was bred in the 1940s as a cross between two classics, the Golden Delicious and Jonathan, and Jonagold has the best from both!
Rosy, fragrant pink buds burst into glistening white blooms with bright yellow stamen. Pollinators adore these blooms and the spring display is breath-taking!
It is a large golden-yellow Apple with large splashes of red on its thin skin. Excellent for fresh eating or sauces, salads, pies, cider, preserves and canning, the creamy yellowish-white flesh is described as both sweet and sharp, rich and aromatically flavored!
Jonagold Apple has a superb flavor – a connoisseurs’ choice because it has excellent cooking properties. It does not store well but you can harvest over a long period of time from the tree.
These are high-quality, apples with rich flavor on a sturdy, cold hardy ornamental tree!
How to Use Jonagold Apple Tree In The LandscapeThe burst of white blooms will make you understand why there are entire festivals devoted to Apple blossoms!
Ornamental beauty for your front yard as a specimen and focal point tree, these are lovely accents throughout the landscape!
The smaller form is great for yards of all sizes, while standard-sized trees are fantastic for large orchards and large shade trees in your yard!
Create a row along your drive or property for curb appeal boosting splendor and privacy!
Pollinators and early hummingbirds flock to these fragrant blooms and the handsome foliage has a touch of fall color. Of course, the main event is the red gems that will be dangling all over your tree in autumn!
The tree is handsome, sturdy, vigorous and spreading. It is reliably productive each year. The Apples ripen from mid-September to late October, depending on the location.
#ProPlantTips For CareFull sun trees, Jonagold appreciates morning sun to dry the leaves of dew. This reduces fungal and disease issues exponentially!
Keep pruned so the canopy is open and has good air circulation to further reduce any instances of potential issues. Pruning is best done when dormant.
Water consistently and do not let your investment dry out. For best results, plant in an organically rich, moderately fertile medium that is well-drained and does not hold excessive moisture.
A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.
Hardy in growing zones 5 through 8, Jonagold requires about 700-800 chill hours. These are adaptable and resistant trees. Displaying vigorous growth and is heat resistant!
Nature Hills provides landscape grade 3-5-year-old trees, so you won’t have to wait long until they produce fruit!
Jonagold Apple Tree is a fantastic tree to add to your home orchard or as a knockout accent tree for your garden! Order yours from Nature Hills today before they’re sold out!
Jonagold Apple Tree Frequently Asked QuestionsWhen to Plant Jonagold Apple TreesPlanting Bareroot trees as soon as you can dig a hole in spring and until hot weather, the earlier the better. Plant container Apple trees throughout the growing season with complete success – that is the benefit of container plants – to extend the planting season. Your County Agricultural Extension Office is a great resource for first and last frost dates in your area.
How to Plant Jonagold Apple TreesDig a large hole only as deep as needed to accommodate the bareroot or container root ball, and twice as wide. Add Nature Hills Root Booster to speed root establishment. Remove the pot or bag and situate it into the hole so the top of the soil (soil line if bareroot), is level with the new location’s soil being careful not to plant too deep. Water in again very well and backfill with the same soil you dug up, tamping down gently to ensure there are no air pockets.
Top off with a 3-4 inch thick layer of Arborist mulch. Consider staking your tree to keep its trunk growing straight for the first year to ensure it stands tall against strong winds and drifting snow.
When to Prune Jonagold Apple TreesTrim off any broken branches from delivery as soon as you take them out of the box. Prune and trim apple trees while dormant, in late winter or early spring, before you see new growth.
How to Prune Jonagold Apple TreesDormant prune to:
Remove any double leaders or narrow crotch angles
Eliminate any crossing branches
Thin interior branching and leave the fruiting spurs and strong branches in place opening up the canopy
Branching at least 24-36 inches above the ground
Prune Apple trees in the summer to:
Control size and shape by reducing the length of longer new growth on vigorous trees
Remove water sprouts on the main trunk or older branches in the crown
Remove suckers at the base of the trunk
Thin fruit during heavy years on established trees
How to Care for Jonagold Apple TreesGrowing an apple tree is easy when proper soil, good drainage, attention to moisture, and regular fertility are maintained. Once you’ve chosen an apple tree that works for your climate, in the size you need for your landscape, and its pollinator (if needed), then you’ve accomplished half the battle!
Apple trees do best in full sun and well-drained soil
Water your apple trees when it gets dry – especially during the fruit production stage, and drought periods to keep it stress-free
Use arborists’ wood chips to mulch over the roots of your apples and have your soil tested to see what your soil may be lacking before adding fertilizers
Maintenance pruning and shaping
Apple trees will tolerate a wide range of soils, so long as water and nutrients are not limited and the pH level is adequate.
How to Fertilize Jonagold Apple TreesFor the first year, water alone is most important. It is always best to get a soil test to see what your soil is lacking before adding more fertilizers. Once established, a fertilizer routine may be beneficial. We do offer some excellent slow-release organic options, applied according to the package directions.
Fruit trees need more phosphate and it’s possible to apply too much nitrogen which affects the soil’s pH. Test soil acidity or alkalinity using a pH Tester.
Fertilize in spring when you first see new growth emerging.
Don’t overdo it
Phosphates are your friends
Pay attention to pH in areas with extremely high or low soil pH
Follow the directions
Jonagold Apple Tree Pollinating InfoJonagold is not self-fruiting and needs a pollinating partner. Pair with one of these varieties:
Fuji Apple Tree
Gala Apple Tree
Granny Smith Apple Tree
Red Delicious Apple Tree
Harvest Times for Jonagold Apple TreesJonagolds are typically ready to harvest in September.
Early-Season? Mid-Season? Late-Season? The terminology can be confusing for new apple tree growers. Weather, climate and your tree determine when it’s ripe.
For Apples:
Early-season is usually June-July
Mid-season can be August-September
Late-season can be from late September-November
The growing season consists of spring, summer, and fall, and varies with climate and weather. Areas with longer growing seasons in the warmer hardiness zones can greatly affect the harvest times for each particular apple variety grown in your area. Learn which growing zone you are in.
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Rootstocks ExplainedApple trees have been grafted onto different rootstocks since before the mid-1800s. Different rootstocks are used to improve the anchoring of trees, eliminate diseases, and reduce the natural mature size of the tree itself. While there are many different types of rootstock, they are all labeled as being either Dwarf, Semi-Dwarf, or Standard.
The apple descriptions, including flowering, pollination, and apple characteristics are the same whether the plant is grown on a standard rootstock or some varying dwarfing rootstock. The overall size can vary by climate and soil but the understock used is ultimately what affects the mature size.
There will be some variation in sizes but as a guide, we are suggesting the overall mature size of these apple varieties are:
Semi-Dwarf ApplesHeight: 12-18 feet
Spread: 10 – 15 feet
Standard ApplesHeight 18 – 25 feet
Spread: 15 – 18 feet
Remember that all fruit tree sizes can easily be altered if needed by simple pruning as the trees grow and develop.