|Malus domestica ‘Jonagold’ Family: Rosaceae
Common name: ‘Jonagold’ apple
Zone: 4 – 9
Origin: New York State Agricultural Experiment Station of Cornell University‘s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Parents: Jonathan (1820s) x Golden Delicious (pre-1914)
Description: Fruit is decently large. Skin is greenish-yellow background and a rosy-crimson blush overtone. Taste echoes its parentage…sweet tartness of the ‘Jonathan’ and complementary aromatic honey-flavouring of the ‘Golden Delicious’.
Susceptibility is high for scab, cedar rust and fire blight; low for powdery mildew.
However, the rhubarb plants situated right in front of the espalier apple tree can throw quite a decent amount of shade. I do try to keep the rhubarb picked on that side bit sometimes the large rhubarb stalks with their huge leaves get away on me.
Posted on September 2, 2020