Apple - Idared

Idared Apple

Malus domestica
A crisp, sweet red apple renowned for its excellent keeping qualities.

Origin: USA 1942

Pollination:  Idared is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Idared Apple Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


History and description of Idared

Idared is a Jonathan x Wagener raised in the USA by Leif Verner at the Idaho Agricultural Experimental Station, Moscow, Idaho and introduced 1942. It is grown commercially in North America, France, Germany, and to a small extent in England. In Austria it is used to make apple strudel.

A medium/large apple. Flat-round shape with a trace of ribbing. One-quarter to three-quarters flushed bright red with rather indistinct stripes on clear yellow. Very smooth rather tough shiny skin. White flesh tinged green. Crisp, juicy, and sweet with a vinous flavour when at its best but it can often be chewy and flavourless. To produce maximum colour the fruit should remain on the tree late. Keeps very well and hangs well on the tree until late autumn.

A spreading tree of moderate vigour. Good cropper but prone to canker and mildew.



Main characteristics of Idared

Use Dessert
Colour Red
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Nov-Mar

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Canker: Very susceptible
Mildew: Susceptible
Scab: Resistant

Pollination date  7
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Parentage  JonathanWagener
Progeny  FiestaHerefordshire Russet