Origin, Medford, Massachusetts; resembles Sweet Bough in habit of growth, in texture and feeling of skin, but has more blush and is a late keeper.
Fruit large to very large, round oblate, somewhat conical; surface yellow, with red or brownish-red blush, often much russeted; dots white, large, distinct; cavity large, wide; stem medium; basin deep, smooth; calyx open. Core small, closed; tube conical; flesh white, firm, very rich, juicy, sweet. Excellent for table or baking. October to March.
Origin, Chester Co., Pennsylvania; tree a moderate grower, productive.
Fruit medium or rather large, roundish oblate, very regular; surface clear waxen yellow, handsomely shaded, striped and splashed dark crimson; dots numerous, large, whitish; cavity rather large, regular, acuminate with slight trace of russet; stem medium to long; basin wide; smooth, abrupt, medium deep; calyx closed; segments flat convergent, large, leafy. Core small, closed, clasping; cells obovate, slit; tube funnel-shaped; stamens median; seeds numerous, long-pointed; flesh yellowish white, very juicy, tender, aromatic, mild subacid, very good. September, October.
Fruit medium, roundish ovate, somewhat conical; surface smooth, yellow, nearly covered with mixed red, striped and splashed with darker red; dots mostly minute, with some large russet dots; cavity acute, regular, or wavy, rather deep, brown; stem medium to long; basin narrow, nearly flat, wrinkled; calyx closed, small. Core half open, tube funnel-shaped; stamens marginal; seeds numerous, wide, pointed, plump; flesh whitish, tender, fine-grained, very juicy, aromatic rich, very sweet, very good. Begins to ripen last of August and continues till frost.
Origin, New Hampshire.
Fruit medium, roundish oblate, conical, irregular; surface greenish white, striped, splashed and shaded with bright red and crimson, with a thin dull grayish bloom; dots many, very distinct, white; cavity broad, deep, acuminate, green; stem short; basin exceedingly small, irregular, shallow; calyx firmly closed. Flesh tender, juicy, very pleasant, sprightly, almost sweet, good to very good. November to February.
Origin, Kingston, New York; this and Grimes Golden are considered the two best varieties for dessert use in the West. Jonathan is evidently of the Spitzenburg type and by some is considered to be a seedling of that variety. For best results should not be grown alone but intermingled with other varieties for proper pollination of the blossoms; tree of moderate vigor, forming an upright, spreading; round head; shoots rather slender, drooping; foliage rather sparse, grayish.
Fruit medium, roundish oblong, somewhat conical, truncated, regular; surface very smooth, clear light yellow, almost or wholly covered with solid brilliant dark red on sunny side, on shaded side mixed and striped with lighter red; dots distinct, many, minute, whitish; cavity acute, deep, regular, with stellate russet; stem long, slender; basin deep, smooth, very abrupt, rather wide; calyx small, closed; segments connivent. Core closed, scarcely clasping; cells obovate; tube conical; stamens median or basal; seeds plump, long, pointed; flesh white, very tender and juicy, spicy, aromatic, sprightly subacid, quality best. December to March East, late fall and early winter in the South.
Top-grafting Jonathan on stronger growing varieties to overcome its slender growth is often practised; a grower in Iowa found Haas especially well adapted for this purpose.