The Jonagold is a large apple with a golden background color and large patches of red. A hybrid between the Jonathan and Golden Delicious, it is a crisp and juicy apple with a good balance between sweet and acidic flavors. It ripens in mid-September and stores for about two months in the refrigerator. Their vigorous growth allows them to grow past some pests and diseases, but they will still need to be treated for cedar apple rust, among other things.
Jonagold apples are not self-pollinating. They need another apple tree within 100 feet of them that blooms at the same time. In windy areas like Kansas, 20 feet apart will ensure much better pollination. As a triploid apple, this tree is sterile and cannot pollinate other apples. If a pollinator is needed for the other apple variety, three trees will have to be planted.
Good pollinators include the Gala, Fuji, and Honeycrisp.