The apple orchard at Fair Oaks Farms is filled with eight different varieties of delicious apples ready for you and your family to pick.  One of the bigger apple varieties is called Jonagold.  The Jonagold apple is a late September apple that didn’t make its way into the United States until after the 1950s.

History of Jonagold Apples:

The Jonagold apple was developed in 1953 in the New York State Agricultural Experiment State of Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  This particular apple is most popular in Belgium and thrives in cooler climates.  The variety is a cross between Jonathan apples and Golden Delicious.  What are you waiting for?  Go pick some Jonagold!

What Does a Jonagold Apple Taste Like?

Because of its parents, the Jonagold apple is a very large, sweet apple with a tangy aftertaste.  You can also get hints of a honey-like smell due to its parent, Golden Delicious.  It has a nice balance of sweet and tartness. It’s a very juicy apple with a tough, yet smooth skin.  Enjoy this scrumptious variety at fall parties and family gatherings!

What is Jonagold Good For?

Although it’s known to be a great fresh-eating apple, because of its sweet/tart flavor, this apple variety is great for baking.  Whip up some delicious apple crisp or pies with this variety and treat yourself to some homemade apple sauce. Because of its size, you can get really creative with this apple variety and bake multiple items.  Think caramel apples, apple dippers or maybe even these apple cups.