• Eventual height: 3m
  • Eventual spread: 3m

apple 'Jonagold'

eating / dessert apple

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
9 litre pot | M26 root stock | 1.2m £54.99
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This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: Average
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy

  • A deciduous apple tree known for producing medium-sized, sweet apples that ripen in October. The large and attractive fruits display a red flush and stripes over a golden backdrop, offering a crisp and honeyed taste. This vigorous cultivar consistently produces heavy, regular crops that store well, making them usable from November through to January/February. 'Jonagold' is disease-resistant but self-infertile, necessitating the presence of another apple tree nearby for fruit set.

    Pollination information: This apple belongs to pollination group 3, and is partially self-fertile. To increase yields, it can be cross-pollinated with other apples in this group, or those from groups 2 or 4.

  • Garden care: Keep the base of the tree weed free, fertilise at the beginning of each year and water regularly during hot, dry spells. The main prune should be done in the winter as long as it isn't frosty or freezing. Take out the 3D’s (dead, dying and diseased wood) and create an open shape. Then reduce the leaders back by a third. Aim to create an airy structure without any crisscrossing branches. In August summer prune. Shorten any side shoots (or laterals) which are longer than 20cm back to three leaves. This will allow the sun to ripen the fruit and encourage more fruit buds. Make sure that the growth you’re cutting away feels firm to the touch.