Idared is a type of apple cultivar from Moscow, Idaho, United States. Variety is characterized by a non-uniform skin color.

Malus domestica 'Idared'
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Hybrid parentage'Jonathan' × 'Wagener'
Cultivar'Idared'
OriginIdaho, United States 1942
Idared apples in a tree

First developed at the University of Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station in 1942;[1] it is a cross between two apple varieties (Jonathan x Wagener). The Idared has a white flesh with a firm body, and is generally considered to be tart and juicy. For these reasons, it is very well suited for making apple sauces, pies, and cakes. Idared is harvested at the end of September to the middle of October. It remains hardy and durable until the end of January, and can even last until June with proper storage.[2] According to the US Apple Association website it is one of the fifteen most popular apple cultivars in the United States.[3]

ParentageEdit

Descendants:

  • Pia (Idared x Elios)
  • Piflora (Idared x Golden Delicious)
  • Pikosa (Pirella x Idared)
  • Pilana (Pirella x Idared)
  • Pingo (Idared x Bancroft)
  • Pivita (Pirella x Idared)

Disease susceptibilityEdit

  • Scab: high[4]
  • Powdery mildew: high
  • Cedar apple rust: high
  • Fire blight: high

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ "Summary of the Idared". Archived from the original on 2015-04-27. Retrieved 2008-02-10.
  2. ^ "openframeset&frame=Right&Src=/edible.nsf/pages/idaredapples!opendocument General information on the Idared". Archived from the original on 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2007-11-03.
  3. ^ Apple varieties by US Apple Association
  4. ^ Dr. Stephen Miller of the USDA Fruit Research Lab in Kearneysville, West Virginia.

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