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Fresh & Juicy Jonathan Apples (Homegrown)

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Sold out until early September
This "old faithful" variety, perhaps new to you, may please the folks that count at your house in many forms!

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One of Grandpa Raymond Kauffman's favorite eating varieties - he liked them tart and spicy! Jonathan is another of those old favorites that just doesn't go away - we here at the fruit farm are not surprised. It is one of the best all-around apples we grow on our nearly sixty acres of GMO-free apple orchards.

This variety is especially valuable as a source of "stay firm when baked" flesh for pies and dumplings and may be THE classic apple in size, shape and flavor for making some of the world's best candied apples. Besides all that, we're kinda hoping you haven't forgotten about Jonathan-specialty dishes like this Fruit Crisp which Gina Martin, Mennonite mom of Home Joys blog, recommends.

The Adam's Apple "amateur", in more picturesque prose than we are capable of, describes this variety's attributes thus, "Jonathan's flesh is yellow, fragrant, medium-dense, and somewhat tender, though it chunks off nicely. The flavor of this apple is very different from the crisp tart-sweet blends of the McIntosh family, though there is both tartness and sweetness plus a nice astringency. The flavor is full and cidery, a little spicy with strong pear notes and a hint of melon. I'd like to have some cider made from this variety." (Emphasis added)

Speaking about cider, a Top Trade Secret which we are willing to disclose today is that Anthony Kauffman, cider production manager at our orchard, routinely searches high and low for Jonathan apples to add to our Award Winning Kauffman's Apple Cider blend. Why do you think that would be?!

Here's what Wikipedia says about the beginnings of this venerable old-time American variety. Jonathan "...originated from an Esopus Spitzenburg seedling in 1826 from the farm of Philip Rick in Woodstock, Ulster County, New York. Although it may have originally been called the "Rick" apple, it was soon renamed by Judge Buel, President of Albany Horticultural Society, after Jonathan Hasbrouck, who discovered the apple and brought it to Buel's attention." (Emphasis added)

For your (valuable!) information: Jonathan's parent, Esopus Spitzenburg, in earlier years a very highly regarded variety, was a favorite apple of Thomas Jefferson.

More great varieties grown here at Kauffman's Fruit Farm that are somewhat similar to Jonathan include Jonagold and Rome Beauty.

We use boxes lined with high-density foam cushioning for shipping your Jonathan apples. Each piece of fruit occupies its own foam slot for maximum protection, and we pack the box carefully with apples of highest quality. However, we have no control over distance, storage, temperature, or handling during transit, so if the fruit arrives overripe or spoiled, we most likely will not offer a refund, although you're welcome to contact us about it. We offer 2nd Business Day and Next Business Day shipping for those customers who'd like to take an extra step in protecting fruit during shipping. This item is not available for sale in or to California, Oregon, and Washington.


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