Decosta Jonagold de Coster
It is the hybrid of Jonathan X Golden Delicious (Cornel University, Geneva 1943). Its trees grow very strong and expanding. It blossoms in middle season. Its fruits are watery, sweet and slightly more acidic than Golden Delicious. It is 30-70% striped and pale orange red. It is redder in abundant sunlight. It is very good-sized. It displays slightly smaller habitus on dwarf rootstocks.
When thinned excessively, it bears very good-sized fruits. It is between conical shape and round shape. It starts to yield at very early ages. Its storage lifetime is 2-3 months in normal storehouses; and 6-9 months in storehouses with controlled atmosphere. It grows very strong and expanding. It blossoms in middle season. Its pollinators are Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Delcorf, Discovery, Gala and Fuji. Harvest time is September 15th – 20th (140-160 days from blossoming). Plant spacing should be 7x7m if grafted on seedling; 1x3m or 1x3.5m if grafted on M9; and 2.5x4m if grafted on MM106 or M7.