Apples - Jonathan (End of Season)
Prepare the senses for the juicy, crisp taste, and sweet aromatics of a Jonathan apple! Jonathan’s small size and addictive crispy tang make it great as a morning snack! *All weights are approx*
How do we make sure we provide top quality Jonathan apples?
The Jonathan should ideally have a lovely crimson red blush and green highlights.
We make sure that the Jonathan apples we choose for your box are firm with a smooth, clear skin. We avoid Jonathans with soft or dark spots. We test the integrity of the Jonathan by holding the apple in the palm of our hand and feeling that the apple is solid and heavy (avoiding apples that are soft and light). We avoid Jonathans that wrinkle when a thumb is gently run across the skin (this is an indicator that it has been in storage for too long, or has not properly stored). We also check for “russeting” – a rough, browning condition usually found at the stem end of the apple.
Where do we source our Jonathan apples?
Jonathan apples are grown in all six Australian states. We try to source locally grown apples (from around the Bacchus Marsh region), and if local supply is low, we source from other Victorian locations such as the Goulburn Valley, Harcourt, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Gippsland.
What is the best way to keep Jonathan apples?
Apples are best stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator and kept away from strong odour food to prevent flavour absorption.
Jonathan apple nutritional information
Apples are low in kilojoules and contain plenty of vitamin C, fibre (pectin) and potassium. Many of the important nutrients and phytochemicals such as ellagic acid and quercetin are contained in the apples skin.
Jonathan apple seasonal information
Jonathan apples have a short season and are available mid-February to June.
Jonathan apple serving tips and suggestions
Jonathan’s small size and addictive crispy tang make it a great morning snack!