Red Jonaprince


Denomination: 'Red Jonaprince'
Botanical Name: Malus domestica
Applicant/Holder: Wilton International B.V.
Roermondseweg 189, 6005 NJ
Breeder: W.J.F.A. Princen, Wilton Weert B.V., Weert, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Smart & Biggar
P.O. Box 2999, Station D
55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 900
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5Y6
Tel: 613-232-2486 ex. 1279
Application Date: 1997-08-22
Application Number: 97-1137
Grant of Rights Date: 2015-04-30
Certificate Number: 5017
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2040-04-30

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Jonagold'

Summary: The relative area of overcolour of the fruit of 'Red Jonaprince' is large to very large whereas it is medium sized on 'Jonagold'. The overcolour of 'Red Jonaprince' is a medium to dark red whereas it is a light to medium orange red on the fruit of 'Jonagold'. The pattern of the overcolour on the fruit of 'Red Jonaprince' is flushed, striped and mottled whereas the pattern is weakly defined flush with strong defined stripes on 'Jonagold'.


TREE: medium vigour, ramified, spreading growth habit, fruit bearing on spurs only, begins flowering mid-season, mid-season harvest maturity, early to mid-season time of eating maturity
ONE-YEAR OLD SHOOT: medium thickness, reddish brown on sunny side, dense pubescence on distal half, few lenticels

LEAF: outwards attitude in relation to shoot, medium to large length to width ratio, medium green, serrate type one margin, medium density of pubescence on lower side

FLOWER: white to light pink in balloon stage, medium diameter when petals are pressed into horizontal position, overlapping arrangement of petals, stigma positioned at the same level as the anthers

FRUIT: large, small to medium height to diameter ratio, conic shape, absent or weak ribbing, absent or weak crowning at calyx end, medium size eye, medium length sepal
FRUIT SKIN: absent or weak bloom, absent or weak greasiness, yellow green ground colour, medium size area of russet around stalk attachment, absent or small area of russet on cheeks and around eye basin, medium number of medium sized lenticels
OVERCOLOUR OF SKIN: large to very large area, medium to dark red, flushed, striped and mottled pattern with medium width of stripes
STALK: medium thickness
STALK CAVITY: medium depth and width
EYE BASIN: medium to deep depth, medium width
FRUIT FLESH: firm, cream, moderately open aperture of locules

Origin & Breeding History: 'Red Jonaprince' arose as a mutation of the variety, 'Jonagold'. It was discovered in an orchard in Weert, the Netherlands in 1994.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were conducted at the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Summerland, B.C. from 2011 to 2013. The trials consisted of 10 trees each of both the candidate and reference varieties, both grafted M9 rootstock. Trees of 'Red Jonaprince' were planted in 2010. All trees were planted 0.9 metres apart within rows. The rows were spaced 3 metres apart. Measured characteristics were based on a minimum of 10 measurements.

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Red Jonaprince
Apple: 'Red Jonaprince' (left) with reference variety 'Jonagold' (right)

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