The Jonathan apple is a medium-sized sweet apple, with a touch of acid and a tough, but smooth skin. It has a creamy yellow flesh. It is closely related to the ‘Esopus Spitzenburg’ apple. The apple is said to have originated from an Esopus Spitzenburg seedling in 1826 from the farm of Philip Rick in Woodstock, Ulster County, New York. It may have originally been named the “Rick” apple, but it was soon renamed by Judge Buel, President of Albany Horticultural Society, after Jonathan Hasbrouck, who discovered the apple.
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When are Jonathan Apples in Season?
Jonathan apples are best mid to late September.