Sweet Tart

Jonamac is a red Mac-like apple with a thin but chewy skin and a firm and crisp flesh. Its flavor is similar to McIntosh in its spicy tartness. Harvest runs a little earlier in September than Macs, and they do not keep very long.

Discovered: 1944 Geneva, New York

Parentage: Jonathan x McIntosh

Harvest: Early Season


Jonamac is a cross between Jonathan and McIntosh. It was developed in 1972 at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York.