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Jonalicious apple tree

Jonalicious is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
An interesting cross of Red Delicious and Jonathan, for eating fresh or baking.

Jonalicious apple trees for sale

  • 1Small 1-year bare-root tree $35.95
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    Dwarf rootstock
  • 2Medium 1-year bare-root tree $35.95
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    Semi-dwarf rootstock
Next deliveries

You can pre-order now for shipping in the spring 2023 planting season.


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.

How to grow

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

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

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

Jonalicious characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group5
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesEating freshCulinaryDual purpose
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • Flavor style (apples)Sweet/Sharp
  • General resistanceAverage
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Flesh colourWhite
  • Fruit colorRed
  • Fruit sizeLarge