A true dual purpose variety that suits either application. Cooks and bakes really well, but most acceptable as a dessert too when fully ripe. Its main feature is its remarkably long storage potential - even in a domestic fridge it will readily keep for 6 months. Large and solid, brightly coloured with a glorious spread of rich crimson red over a green yellow base with clean white flesh which is dense and crunchy. Idared is light, sweet-savoury and pleasantly fruity. An excellent cooker but very much dual purpose too. More than acceptable for dessert in the Spring. If cooking it requires little or no sugar and retains it’s shape. A very versatile apple and a good one to have in store. The tree is moderately vigorous and hardy.
Eating Type : Dessert or Culinary
Rootstock : MM106 Semi Dwarf
Flavour : Sweet Savoury
Climate Suitability : Cold weather tolerant
Fruit picking time: Mid
Fruit size/colour: Flushed Red
Pollination group: Group 3 (Discovery, Irish Peach, Gala, Katy, Red Devil, James Grieves)