|Hybrid parentage||'Golden Delicious' × 'Jonathan'|
|Origin||Geneva, New York, USA, 1953|
Jonagold is a cultivar of apple which was developed in 1953 in New York State Agricultural Experiment Station of Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, a cross between the crisp Golden Delicious and the blush-crimson Jonathan. They form a large sweet fruit with a thin skin. Because of their large size they are now favoured by commercial growers in many parts of the world. Jonagold is triploid, with sterile pollen, and as such, requires a second type of apple for pollen and is incapable of pollenizing other cultivars. The Jonagored Apple, a sport mutation of Jonagold, was once covered under United States Patent PP05937, now expired.
Jonagold has a green-yellow basic color with crimson, brindled covering colour.
The apple has a fluffily crisp fruit. It is juicy and aromatic and has a sweet-sour taste.
The skin can also turn out fully red or green other than Golden-Red.
It is most popular in Belgium.
- Scab: high
- Powdery mildew: low
- Cedar apple rust: high
- Fire blight: high
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- Browning, Frank. (1998). Apples. New York: North Point Press. p. 105.
- Dr. Stephen Miller of the USDA Fruit Research Lab in Kearneysville, West Virginia.
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