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Jonafree

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Complex parentage which includes Crandall's Rome X M. floribunda, Jonathan, Gallia Beauty, Red Spy and Golden Delicious. Raised in 1965 by Rutgers, Purdue and Illinois universities, USA. Introduced in 1979. Fruits are crisp and juicy. Scab resistant.

Availability
Material in the National Fruit Collection not currently available.
Parentage:
Complex - see description x Complex - see description

Accession No.
1994 - 052

  

Accession name
Jonafree
Flowering time  ›››
30th April10% flowering
2nd MayFull (80%) flowering
11th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Globose 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out/solid flush 1
Russet
very low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register