Idared apple trees

Idared apple tree
  • Pick: Late-season (mid-October)
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery | Juicing 
  • Pollination partners
RHS AGM for Idared

Idared is an attractive late-season American apple, with a mild flavour, 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

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Large  (2.5m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M116 rootstock 25.90

Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Idared

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Ripens over a period?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Mildew: Some susceptibility?
  • Fireblight: Some susceptibility?
  • Cedar apple rust: Some susceptibility?

Uses

  • Picking season: Late?
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more?
  • Flavour quality: Good?
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for cooking
  • Good for juice
  • Drying / Discoloring: Oxidising?

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • RHS AGM: RHS AGM

Climate

  • Frost resistance: Good resistance?
  • Warm climates?
  • Temperate climates
  • Cold hardiness: -20F / -29C?
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Idared

Idared is in flowering group 2. Idared is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Idared apple trees

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.

Historical details

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

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Idared'