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Red Jonathan apple

A more deeply colored sport of the original Jonathan, with similar good flavor and keeping qualities.

USDA identification images for Red Jonathan

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.


    This variety is a sport (natural genetic mutation) of: Jonathan

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    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2016 season

    • June  2016  - tree owned by B. in Searsmont, United States

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    Harvest records for this variety

    2016 season

    • 3rd week September  2016  - tree owned by B. in Searsmont, United States

    2009 season

    • 1st week October  2009  - tree owned by Bas in Stevensweert, Netherlands


    • Species: Malus domestica


    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Culinary
    • Cooking result: Textured puree


    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Ploidy: Diploid


    • Fruit colour: Red

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    The following orchards grow Red Jonathan:

    United States



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