Idared

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  • Dessert – a crisp, sweet variety
  • Fairly large, flat/round apple, flattened at base and apex.
  • The background green colour is strongly streaked red on the sun-facing side especially if the apples are left on the tree a long time.
  • The skin is tougher than most.
  • Pick September; stores well and the taste improves with storage.
  • Heavy cropper

Raised by Leif Verner at Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station in the USA, a cross between Jonathan and Wagener. Selected in 1935, introduced in 1942.  RHS Award of Garden Merit.