It's not been a good year here for Apples; it's been far too hot, and far too dry. We have just a few Bramleys, and these ones. I'd not heard of Jonagold before I bought my tree, but it came highly recommended by my nurserywoman.
I planted our tree in March of 2013, and this year has been its first pukka fruiting year.
These are BIG apples. The flesh is quite firm, and the flavour is excellent. I think I made a good choice.
We haven't yet tried them as cooking apples, but I have a feeling they will be very good.
I need to plant another couple of Apple trees this winter/spring, one of which will probably be a Golden Delicious; not sure yet what the other will be; maybe a Braeburn.