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Jonafree apple

Medium size, bright red, fully or nearly fully colored. Flavor is Jonathan-like, but less acid. Keeps 10 weeks.

Jonafree identification images

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USDA identification images for Jonafree

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety

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    United States


    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Parentage: PRI 855-102 x NJ 31
    • Introduced: 1965
    • Developed by: PRI (Purdue Rutgers Illinois Co Op)


    • Picking season: Late


    • Flowering group: 1


    • Country of origin: United States
    • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Jonafree:

    United States



    • Cedar-Apple Rust  
      Author: Stephen Vann, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture (FSA7538)
      Rated as susceptible - control usually needed where CAR is prevalent.

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