Jonagold Apple Review
"A Forgettable College Friend"
This bi-colored New York bred forget-me-fruit will vanish from your memory bank like the Ivy League School at which it was developed (Cornell University). A middling sweet-tart taste and ordinary crunch is double majored with granular apple meat and electrical tape skin. The Jonagold is a C-student which took advantage of its privileged upbringing by frequently studying abroad, particularly in Belgium where it accounts for nearly 70 percent of that nation’s apple production. But, make no mistake, no amount of international travel can make this blockable Facebook friend interesting enough to invite to your next dinner party.
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3 thoughts on “Jonagold Apple Review”
I’m a fan of Jonagold apples except they are a very large apple to snack on. I prefer something smaller.
I think growers must have been making improvements on this in recent years. This is the first time I’ve tried one and it’s on par with a lot of the newer hybrids. The skin is definitely an issue (as with many of those) but the flavor, juice, and crunch are all good and it has lovely deep red striping. Average size so perfectly fine for a snack IMHO; it’s no Honeycrisp behemoth. Runs a bit more tart than sweet (unlike your rating) but the balance isn’t bad. I’d probably put it around the upper 60s. Low 70s if I got one that was sweeter.
If nothing else, they are better than the sum of their parts. Strangely popular in Poland for whatever reason.