Red Jonathan Apple Tree (Malus x domestica)
Category: Fruit & Nut Trees
The red Jonathan apple tree produces juicy, plump and red skinned fruits. It is a late ripening apple and mostly eaten fresh and raw. Occasional cooking is done as this the most favourite apple around the world that is eaten raw. The red Jonathan plants require a little bit more attention when it comes to average sunlight exposure. They need two hours of extra sunlight i.e. eight hours. They can stand drought like situations. So the site where they have been planted is provided with drainage systems. They don’t keep well if preserved for more than a couple of weeks.
Red Jonathan Apple Tree is pollinated with three other types of apple trees such as red or yellow delicious and early harvest.
The plant is usually available in whole root stocks while the semi dwarf breeds may be grafted into Malling-Merton III. Required chill hours for this breed counts to 700 to 800. For best results, the chill units should be counted for a certain growing zone and tally them to the same of the plant, to be sure if that aligns to the CU needs of the plant.
A minimum gap of about 16 feet should be maintained between red Jonathan apple trees. They develop a well grown root system that spreads to a vast area. If the spacing between the plants is not sufficient, they won’t grow as normal plants due to shortage of nutrients and water. In such a case, soil water level decreases at a faster rate exposing the red Jonathan apple trees to drought like situations frequently. If this continues the leaves turn pale and number of flowers decreases.
The red Jonathan Apple Tree garden makes a beautiful sight with red apples in between vibrant green foliage. Sure, the apple is a healthier option to start you day with.