Varieties of Apples: "J"

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Varieties of Apples, "J"

With over 7,500 varieties of apples, it can be difficult to decide which ones to try first. This article lists all of the kinds of apples that start with the letter, "J."

James Grieve

The James Grieve apple is thought to be a seedling of the Potts or Cox apple and originated in 1893 Scotland. It harvests in September and is in season until October. It is a medium to large sized apple with a soft, yellow base with a red flush. A very acidic apple, it is used primarily for desserts, juices, and ciders. Does not keep well.


The Jefferies apple is also known as the Everbearing or the Granthan and is from 1848 Pennsylvania. It harvests in September and is in season until November. It is a choice apple for early fall and is thin-skinned, light red with dark red stripes. Very juicy, yet crisp. Tastes a little like pear.


The Jerseymac apple harvests in August and is in season until September. It is a medium-sized apple that is red in color with some yellow and green splashes.It is crisp, juicy, and tart. Does not keep well.


The Jonafree apple is also known as Co Op 22 and is from the 1979 Purdue Rutgers Illinois Co Op. It harvests in mid September and is a medium-sized, bright red apple. Tastes somewhat like a Jonathan, only less acidic. Keeps up to 10 weeks.


The Jonagold apple is a cross between the Delicious and the Jonathan and was developed at Geneva Station. Introduced in 1968 and harvests in mid-Septemeber to late October. Is in season from September to November. This apple is very large and is bright yellow with a red stripe. Very firm, juicy, and tart. Considered one of the best dessert and eating apples. Will keep in a refrigerator for 3 months.


The Jonalicious apple harvests from mid to late September and has the flavor of a Red Delicious while keeping fresh like a Jonathan. A multi-purpose apple, it keeps very well. It is 3-inches in diameter and is bright red with a hint of yellowish underneath.


The Jonamac apple is a cross between the McIntosh and Jonathan apple, which was developed by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station and was introduced in 1972. Harvests in September. This apple is medium in size and has a dark red color over green. Tastes similar to a McIntosh.


The Jonathan apple is very well known, but it less known by its alternate name, the Philip Rick apple. Coming from 1862 New York, it harvests in October and stays in season until January. A perfect eating apple and keeps well. It is a pretty fruit, striped red with high color in certain spots.


The Jonwin apple is said to be a cross between the Jonathan and Baldwin apples by the Oregon State Experiment Station. Harvests through September and is a very bright red in color.

Jordan Russet

The Jordan Russet apple ripens late in the season, is an excellent keeper and makes amazing cider. Red in color.


The Jubilee apple is a cross between the McIntosh and Grimes Golden apple and was created by the Summerland Research Station in British Columbia, Canada in 1926. It harvests in October and is in season from October to February. It is a multi-use apple and is large with a yellow over a deep red.

July Red

The July Red apple is a multi-cross between the Petrel and Early McIntosh as well as the Williams and Starr apples. Created in 1962 and harvests in late July. A very pretty apple, it is large and red and has an aroma of loganberries.