Ivan Apple


Ivan Apple

Late Summer-Early Fall. Probably M. baccata x open-pollinated. NE Hansen intro, 1916. Written up in 1927 in Hansen’s Bulletin (#224) of recent plant introductions.

If you’re a fan of snackable highly flavored dessert fruit, you will want this apple. Delicious, crisp, juicy, well-balanced sweet and tart, tangerine, floral, “honeysuckle,” a little bit astringent, sugarcane but not molasses. Flavor and texture resembles Frostbite.

Small 2" roundish-oblate rusty red fruit overlaid with darker red stripes and a scattering of pinpoint white dots. Long thin stem. When Cammy and John tasted Ivan at the Geneva USDA PGRU collection in early October 2016, they became instant fans. We are very excited about this apple. On trial now in central Maine with good results. Our fruit has been excellent.

Keeps a few weeks in the fridge. Should thrive in most NY and New England locations. Probably Z4. Maine Grown. (Semi-dwarf: 2½-5' bare-root trees)

143 Ivan
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Additional Information


All apple trees require a second variety for pollination.

For more info:
About Apples
Pick the Right Apple interactive chart
About Cider Apples
Planting distances
About Apple rootstocks