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Apple Tree, 'Jonathan'

Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit Trees!
The 'Jonathan' Apple Tree is a medium-large size sweet apple with a strong touch of acid making it a wonderful cooking and juicing apple. The flesh is crisp, white and juicy. 'Jonathan' is a late-ripening red apple that is harvested in August. Fruit trees need a minimum of 6-8 hours of sunlight daily, and need plenty of water. They are not drought tolerant. Pollinate with Red or Yellow Delicious. Requires 800 chill hours.

Apple trees are the most popular and widely grown fruit trees in America. If the proper variety is selected, one may grow apples in any one of the lower 48 states. Apples have long been considered a fruit for northern states only. However, there are several apple varieties that will produce delicious apples in the South as well. Most apple trees require cross-pollination or the presence of a crabapple tree to bear fruit. There are literally hundreds of apple varieties, so we have selected the top choices for home gardening. Also, many of our selections are well known commercial varieties that most Americans have come across in their local grocery.

Plant Details +

Botanical malus 'Jonathan'
Cultivator Type Full to partial sun
Height 15' or as pruned
Spacing 15'
Hardiness Zones 3-7, -30º to -40ºF
Exposure Full to partial sun
Foliage Green
Fruit Red
Harvest August

General Information +

Tip: Water regularly during first growing season to establish deep root system.

Use: Ideal for eating fresh, baking and cooking. Fruits, Landscape, Trees.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Moisture: Water regularly as needed.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. 1. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. 2. Set the tree in place so the crown (part of the tree where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. 3. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.