Also known as: King Philip, Philip Rick, Ulster Seedling
Jonathan is one of this country’s most important commercial apples grown extensively in the northern regions on the nation, particularly Michigan, Ohio, Washington, and Pennsylvania. The apple originated as a seedling of the famous Esopus Spitzenburg on the farm of Philip Rick of Woodstock, New York in 1826. The medium-sized fruit has thin, tough yellow skin almost completely covered with dark red. Ripens September to October and is a very fine keeper if properly grown.