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Jonathan Apple Tree

Jonathan Apple Tree

Jonathan Apple Tree

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Jonathan apples are a great all-purpose fruit that stores really well. Use them for quick snacks, in pies, or even desserts. You can harvest these crisp apples from mid September to mid October.


Jonathan Apple Tree

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Johnathan Apple Tree: The Apple of your Eye

Think of an apple that’s plump, juicy and alive with bold, red color. An apple so pleasing both to the eye and the palate, it wouldn’t last the day on your teacher’s desk. The image in your mind is likely a Jonathan apple. Nothing says classic American like apple pie. And the most classic apple to bake them with is the Jonathan. With its textbook apple shape and crisp, sweet flavor, Jonathan apples are a favorite of apple lovers everywhere.

A Productive Tree Ripe with Color

Apples aside, there are plenty of good reasons to include a Jonathan Apple Tree in your landscape, especially the colors. In the spring, pale pink flowers will bloom in abundance, complimenting the deep green foliage throughout the tree. Summer ends and ushers in a productive harvest of bright red apples that hang beautifully among the thick green leaves. Later in the fall, after the flowers and apples are gone, your tree will turn on a magnificent show of color changes ranging from orange to red and yellow.

What to do with all those Apples?

The perfect blend of sweet, sharp and tart flavors has made Jonathans one of the most widely sold apples in the country. And it’s no wonder home gardeners love them. Excellent eaten fresh off your tree or baked in pies, they make wonderful cider and brilliant candy apples. Jonathan apples also store longer than most varieties because they maintain their flavor even after being frozen.

All this and Relative Ease to Maintain

Prune your Jonathan Apple Tree just once between February and April. Give it full sun and well-drained soil and it will reward you with a productive and delicious harvest year after year.

Growing Zones: 4-8

Mature Height: 15 ft.
Mature Width: 15 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Very Good
Rootstock: EMLA-111
Botanical Name: Malus 'Jonathan'
Does not ship to: AZ, ID, OR
Growing Zones 4-8
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-8
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It's Easy to Plant your Jonathan Apple Tree

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Jonathan Apple Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Jonathan Apple Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Jonathan Apple Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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how long till fruit is produced?
A shopper on Jun 1, 2014
Best Answer: I purchased my dwarf Jonathan in February 2013 and planted it just after last frost last spring. It looks healthy, but am still waiting for any blossoms, let alone fruit. So, it must be at least two seasons. The dwarf Gala I planted at same time blossomed this year, but no fruit yet, despite nearby crabapple to pollinate.
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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.