An all-purpose apple with a bright red skin freckled with gold. Jonathans have a spicy fragrance and the flesh is juicy, sweet-tart and quintessentially appley. Though this apple may be used for cooking, it's not good for baking whole. See also apple.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.