|Origin||Seedling from Esopus Spitzburg seed, found on Philip Rick’s farm, Woodstock, Ulster County, New York, USA, over 150 years ago. (NOT from Johnny Appleseed sowings.)|
|Tree||Moderately weak with weeping habit.|
|Disease status||Susceptible to mildew, moderately resistant to scab.|
|Chilling requirement||Fairly high.|
|Blossom and pollination||
Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Delicious.
|Fruit shape||Round to flat conical, medium, can be small.|
|Skin and flesh||
Bright red with a stripe over 50–75% of surface.|
Crisp flesh, sweet and juicy with a tang.
|Harvest and yield||End of February, early March.|
|Storage||Moderate; can develop scald and Jonathan spot.|
Red Jonathan - Sport of Jonathan. Similar to ordinary Jonathan, solid red up to 100% of surface; not quite as good a flavour as ordinary Jonathan.
This information forms part of Agfact H4.1.12 Apple varieties.