Idared apple trees

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners
  • Picking season: Late
  • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 2
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Juice

Idared is an attractive late-season American apple, with a mild flavor, useful for both eating fresh and cooking.

Idared is also an excellent apple for juicing, a quality which is inherited by Fiesta, one of its descendants.

Idared has exceptional keeping qualities, and can be stored in a domestic fridge for at least 6 months.

Idared apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year Idared apple trees bare-root
G.935 rootstock
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$29.00

*Find out more about the apple rootstocks we use to control the mature height.


How to grow

Idared has some susceptibility to mildew but is generally an easy variety to grow, but is likely to do better in the drier eastern side of the UK.

It is fairly precocious and usually a heavy-cropper.

The blossom has some frost-resistance.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Historical details

Idared was developed at the Idaho Agricultural Experimental Station, 1930s. It is a cross between Jonathan and Wagener.

Idared characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Eating fresh Cooking Juice
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
  • Flavor style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
  • Fruit persistence: Ripens over a period

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 2
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Disease resistance

  • General resistance: Average
  • Cedar apple rust: Some susceptibility
  • Fireblight: Some susceptibility
  • Mildew: Some susceptibility

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (5) -20F / -29C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
  • Frost resistance of blossom: Good resistance

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit color: Red
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
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