Jonalicious apple trees

  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Picking season: Late
  • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 5
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Dual purpose (eat + cook)

Jonalicious marries the sophisticated flavors of Jonathan and the sweet crisp reliability of Red Delicious. It's a fairly large apple which is great for eating fresh, but also versatile in the kitchen - and like Red Delicious it will keep fresh for months in a fridge.

Jonalicious apple trees for sale

Mature height*
1-year Jonalicious apple trees bare-root
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
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How to grow

Jonalicious flowers quite late in the spring, and is a good pollinator of other late-bloom varieties.

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Historical details

Jonalicious is thought to be a seedling of Jonathan and Red Delicious, discovered in Abilene, Texas, in the 1930s.

Jonalicious characteristics


  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Eating fresh Cooking Dual purpose (eat + cook)
  • Cropping: Good
  • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
  • Flavor style (apples): Sweet/Sharp


  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 5
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Average vigour

Disease resistance

  • General resistance: Average


  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (5) -20F / -29C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)


  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit color: Red
  • Fruit size: Large
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