Idared

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Not to be confused with the Texas Playboys song Ida Red.

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

Idared is a type of red apple cultivar from Moscow, Idaho, United States.

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 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]

Parentage[edit]

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 susceptibility[edit]

  • Scab: high[3]
  • Powdery mildew: high
  • Cedar apple rust: high
  • Fire blight: high

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Summary of the Idared
  2. ^ openframeset&frame=Right&Src=/edible.nsf/pages/idaredapples!opendocument General information on the Idared
  3. ^ Dr. Stephen Miller of the USDA Fruit Research Lab in Kearneysville, West Virginia.

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