If you love Jonagold apples, you’ll love reading this week’s blog. Today we’re going to feature Jonagold apples, known for their variety of color, which can range from yellow-green and yellow to orange and red. Some varieties feature a yellow-green base with bright red-orange blush and striping. This variety of appearance is just one reason why people enjoy eating Jonagold apples.
Another big reason is their taste. A cross between the mellow flavors of Golden Delicious and tart Jonathan apples, Jonagold apples boast a profile that’s honey sweet, with a hint of tartness. Juicy and crisp, with a creamy yellow flesh, Jonagold apples are a great choice for baking pies due to the wonderful aroma they give off in the oven.
Here are some quick facts about Jonagold apples.
Best Uses For Jonagold Apples
Jonagold apples are best for eating fresh, or adding to salads, sauces, and pies. They also freeze well. They make great fried apples, too. Just sauté them in some butter and add a dash of cinnamon. In addition, they can be used in hard cider, apple spice cake, apple streusel, and apple crisp.
Prime picking for Jonagold apples is late September through early October in this region.
This medium to large varietal features a round or even conical shape, with semi-thin, smooth, taut yet tough skin and a faint sheen. Jonagold apples have that satisfying crunchy texture and sound when you bite into them, with a subtly sweet taste and nice balance of sugar and acidity. The end result is a mild, sweet, tangy taste highlighted by floral, honey, and fruity hints.
The Jonagold apple was cultivated to showcase the best characteristics of the Golden Delicious and the Jonathan apple. The Golden Delicious apple lends a honey-like sweetness with creamy texture, while the Johnathan apple brings a tart flavor with crispy exterior. The result is a well-balanced, delicious apple that makes a hearty snack.
Come Pick Jonagold Apples at Robinette’s
Here at Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery, we grow Jonagold apples and so many other varieties. We welcome you to come down and pick with us this fall. You’ll find us at 3142 4 Mile Rd NE in Grand Rapids and can call us at (800) 400-8100. Head on over to our winery while you’re here, where we can pair your favorite apples with a delicious wine.