An attractive, highly disease-resistant apple, ideal for organic growers.
Idared Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)
An outstanding late-season storage apple. Also known as Ida Red.
Idared is an early bloomer and late ripener; in Apples for the 21st Century, Manhart notes that it is the primary pollinator for Gravenstein in Oregon. The tree is smallish, precocious, and a reliable cropper, with an open, upright-spreading habit. It is very susceptible to fireblight, powdery mildew, and cedar-apple rust, and somewhat susceptible to scab.
A cross of Jonathan and Wagener, Idared looks much like Jonathan, but is somewhat larger. The apple is slightly flat and ribbed, and colored almost solid red over a greenish background. The flesh is crisp, and the flavor (when fully ripened) is rich and complex. This highly aromatic apple is one of the best keepers available; it will hold its flavor and texture in regular refrigeration for six months! Idared is a great baking and sauce apple, and it is also a useful apple for adding some late-season acidity to cider blends. At Eve's Cidery it is used to add a layer of "sweet, ripe, red apple aromas" to the blend.
Idared was developed at the Idaho Experiment Station. It was selected in 1935 and released in 1942.
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Subcategory: Cider, Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate
Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, cider, baking, storage, sauce
Cider classification: sharp
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: red
Flesh color: white
Parentage: Jonathan x Wagener
Origin: Moscow, Idaho
Introduced in: 1942
Introduced by: Idaho Experiment Station
Calendar & Geography
USDA zones: 3 - 7
Chill hours: 800
Ripening date: Oct 27 (approximate, in New York State) + 42 days after McIntosh
Diseases & Pests
Apple Scab: Susceptible
Cedar-Apple Rust: Very Susceptible
Fireblight: Very Susceptible
Powdery Mildew: Very Susceptible
Bloom group: 2
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Idared Apple. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.
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|Wolf River Apple||0|
|Williams' Pride Apple||0|
|Wickson Crab Apple||0|
|White Winter Pearmain Apple||0|
|Virginia Crab Apple||0|
|Spitzenburg Esopus Apple||0|
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