This Idared apple tree is grown on miniature M27 stock. M27 is a rootstock that produces the smallest tree of all; maturing to around 180cm’s in height and width, this tree is ideal for a container or small garden, courtyard or allotment. It should be staked if in a windy or open position. Crops can exceed 20ibs per tree when established and this rootstock is quite precocious, often yielding the year following planting.
Idared is a popular large dual purpose apple and a good garden apple tree. USA raised, 1942.
Idared miniature Apple tree – Season:
Idared is quite late and best havrested not before the end of October. The fruits are quite thick skinned and will stand light frosts on the tree. They will then keep in store until the Spring.
Idared - appearance:
Large and solid, brightly coloured with a glorious spread of rich crimson red over a green yellow base, Interior is virtually white.
Idared apple trees – flavour:
Light, sweet-savoury and pleasantly fruity. Cooked, needs little or no sugar and retains it’s shape. A very versatile apple and a good one to have in store.
An excellent cooker but very much dual purpose too. More than acceptable for dessert in the Spring.
Cropping & Growth
The tree is moderately vigorous and fairly conservative. Hardy.
Idared - Pollination: ‘A’ pollination group, use varieties with the same or adjacent groups to pollinate successfully. Here are some suggested varieties:
Beauty of Bath