Varieties of Apples: "I"Fitness Gear & Equipment
It is reported that there are over 7,500 varieties of apples with new ones being created every day. The list of apples that begin with the letter "I" is not as exhausting as the previous articles I published, but are still quite interesting.
The Idaho Spur apple is a strain of the Red Delicious and was introduced in 1961 in Idaho (obviously.) It ripens in the middle of the season.
The Idared is a cross between the Jonathan and Wagener apples and is from 1935 Moscow, Idaho. I harvests in late October to early November and is in season from November to March. It is a good eating apple and keeps very well. It is colored a pale greenish-yellow with bright crimson flushing and some striping. The flesh has a green or sometimes pink hue to it. It has a Sweet aroma.
The Imperial Gala is a sport of the Gala apple. Not much else is known.
The Ingrid Marie apple is a seedling of Cox's Orange Pippin and was created in 1920. It harvests in late September and is a very large apple. It is colored a very dark red with giant white dots. It has a rich flavor and a juicy flesh. The fruit tends to crack right around the eye area.
The Irish Peach is also known as the Early Cotton apple and is a cross between the Irish Seedling and Yellow Transparent apples. It comes from 1800 Ireland. It harvests in August and is described as an excellent baking apple, preferably for dessert dishes. It is small in size, colored green with light red stripes. It has both sweetness and acidity, but it is balanced well.
The Itzstedster Apfel harvests in September or October and is a yellow pastel color with a pink cheek. It is considered a rare apple and has a tart sweetness to it with just a bit of almond taste. The tree that this apple grows on does not produce apples every year.
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