Idared is a later season variety ready from the end of October onwards, the fruits store exceptionally well – in a refrigerator they will easily last 6 months!
Like all apple trees, heavier crops are produced when they are planted with a suitable pollination partner that is in the same or an adjacent group. Idared is in group 2 so any other variety in groups 1,2 or 3 would be suitable. These would include Bramley, Cox, Discovery or James Grieve.
Idared Apple trees are easy to grow in most soils that do not become waterlogged, young trees will establish and develop more quickly if a small circle around the base 50-100cm across is kept completely clear of weeds, ideally with a mulch of bark chippings or similar to conserve moisture. We also recommend adding rootgrow when planting for faster root establishment.
Our Idared Apple trees make a strong and healthy growing tree with very pretty blossom in late Spring and has good natural disease resistance. Our trees grown on the semi dwarfing rootstock MM106 which will reach a mature height of approximately 10 to 12 feet and is a great ‘all-rounder’ rootstock suited to both small and large gardens. Our trees are also ideal for training into cordon or espalier trees should you wish.