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Idared Apple tree

Owner: v

Location:  Lucknow, ONTARIO, Canada

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:M7 rootstock
Soil:rocky, calcifarious, light topsoil 
Climate at this location:zone 5a, North America, Great Lakes Basin
Pruning:annually, open vase style
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Chemical treatments

Owner's comments

Good, reliable and heavy cropper - we like it both for eating and it's great for cooking (makes wonderful pies). Very pretty and large apple - entirely red (looks like it could have been painted with red lipstick, it's so deep and true). Tree is sturdy, and healthy. Apples are very prone to scab so we need to spray for this. Winters here are long, have 3 to 6 feet of snow, and temperatures vary, with average of -8 to -15 degrees C., about 10 to 15 days will see -20 to -25 degrees C., and there is usually a damp northwesterly wind off the lakes.

Season records for this tree

  • 2011

    Harvest: 2nd week October
    always picked Thanksgiving weekend (Canadian)
  • 2010

  • 2009


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