Jonathan

(red)


American dessert apple, first recorded in 1826 in an article for the New York Horticultural Society.  From a farm at Woodstock, New York, raised by Philip Rick, an open pollinated seedling of Esopus Spitzenberg .  Named after Jonathan Hasbrouck.
 
Medium size.  Shape varies, round to oblong, basically conical. Irregular, flattened at base and apex.  Surface feels hammered.  Five crowned. Green/yellow flushed deep crimson red, a few darker stripes, can be russet patches. Skin tough, dry and smooth.  Lenticels inconspicuous.

Cavity, narrow, deep, russet lined. 
Stalk fairly slender and within cavity or just above.
Basin also narrow and deep, slightly puckered into eye. 
Eye small and closed.
Sepals pinched together
Flesh white, soft and juicy, not much flavour. ‘The fruits are sweet with weak but pleasant flavour somewhat like pear-drops’ The New Book of Apples.

Tube funnel or deep cone, Stamens median, Core axile, thin

Tree weak growing, weeping, susceptible to mildew

Flowering one day before Cox’s Orange Pippin with Tydeman’s Early and Granny Smith
 
Season : November to January