Mid to Late September
A Tart Crisp Apple
The perfect blend of sweet, sharp and tart flavors has made Jonathan's one of the most widely sold apples in the country. Excellent eaten fresh off your tree or baked in pies, they make wonderful cider and brilliant candy apples. Jonathan apples also store longer than most varieties because they maintain their flavor even after being frozen.
flavor-filled pies, cider and old-fashioned candied apples
History of the Cultivar
A true American apple, the Jonathan was discovered near the beginning of the 19th century in Woodstock, NY. The President of Albany's Horticultural Society, Jesse Buel, was first introduced to this apple through Jonathan Hasbrouck; thus, the apple's famous name. These medium-sized, round apples have such a compelling sweet-tart taste that they are now one of the most commercially-produced apples in the United States.