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Apples: Malus domestica 'Jonagold'

Botanical name: Malus domestica 'Jonagold'

Common name: apple

also known as (semi-dwarf apple)

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Planted
1
time

Sprite
created by:
chief cultivator

Mercer island, Wa

at a glance

Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 5a thru 8b
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
deciduous
Category:   
Attributes:

bee attracting, edible

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description for "Apples: Malus domestica 'Jonagold'"

Semi-dwarf 'Jonagold' combines the best of 'Golden Delicious' and 'Jonathan' traits in one apple. Scarlet stripes over gold background. A fine keeper with heavy yields. Two varieties are needed for pollination. Yields an average of 5 bushels with some variation depending on the season. Will reach a height of 10-12 feet at maturity. Plant trees 15-20 feet apart. One year plant. Needs well drained soil. Full sun is best, but must have at least a half day of sun. Good for an espalier. Two varieties are needed for pollination. 'Cortland', 'McIntosh' and 'Yellow Delicious' are particularly effective pollinators. 'Jonagold' is not a pollinator of other apple varieties. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman

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