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Idared Apple Scionwood (Spring 2024)


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.

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.

Volume Pricing

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Quantity Idared Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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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.

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.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
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)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Jonathan x Wagener
Origin: Moscow, Idaho
Introduced in: 1942
Introduced by: Idaho Experiment Station

The Environment

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: Susceptible
Fireblight: Susceptible
Powdery Mildew: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 2
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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