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N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955

Take Hwy 51 North from Madison, go straight onto Hwy 22, turn east (right) onto Hwy 60 almost immediately. Drive 2 miles and go North (left) onto Kroncke Road. We're just over a mile on the left-hand side.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Old Fashioned Goodness - Idared

This comes directly from the Wisconsin Apple Grower Association Cookbook.

Savor the old-fashioned goodness of baked apples, especially Idareds, which holds their shape perfectly and look beautiful on the table. Developed in Idaho, Idared is a cross between two old time New York apples, the Jonathan and the Wagener, first raised in Penn Yan in 1791. Idared’s debut in the United States came in 1942 and today the variety is prevalent in orchards in the East and Midwest, despite its mountain state origin.

Underneath a supple red skin, the fruit’s crisp, pale yellow-green flesh is juicy, fine-grained and tender. It has a aromatic fragrance similar to that of a Jonathon, but is moderately tangy with a slight sweetness.

Idared keeps its shape and flavor well in pies, yet cooks down nicely and is often used in apple butter. This variety is also suitable for eating fresh, and for use in cider salads, freezing, desserts and processing. Idareds make a beautiful pink applesauce. Cook the apples with the skins on and strain the sauce to get the best pink color.

Available in Wisconsin around the middle of October.


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