Why you should be excited

Ingram is a great-tasting and long-keeping apple from the middle of the U.S.A. Missouri, to be precise.

The story of Ingram

For those of us of this era, hearing that Ingram was ranked -- more than a century ago -- up with York Imperial in eating quality might not have great meaning. But around the turn of the 20th century, this was high praise, indeed.

Even better, Ingram is a very good apple for storing, as its fine flavour will keep nicely right through late winter. And on top of all that good news, Ingram also grows on a tree that is highly productive.

That means you'll get lots of apples from your Ingram tree, they'll taste great and the apples you put away in the fall will continue to eat well for months to come.

And this is a largely forgotten apple, why exactly?

Ingram Facts

Its origins

Raised from a seed near Springfield, Missouri, USA, sometime before 1855.

Flavour, aroma, texture

This tasty apple is firm, crisp, juicy, aromatic and mildly subacid.


Medium in size and dark red in colour, often with dots of white or russeting.

When they’re available

Very late season (usually in November).

Quality for fresh eating

Very good.

Quality for cooking

Mainly used for fresh eating.

Quality in cider

Very good. Has a strong reputation for use in North American cider blends.

Keeping ability

Very good (4 or 5 months when kept refrigerated).