They have greehish-yellow skin almost completely covered with dark red and mottled with large white dots, and some small patches of russetting. Occasionally, there will be cracks around the bottom.
Inside, the juicy, aromatic, finely-textured white flesh may be soft or crispy, with a mild taste.
The fruit ripens at the end of October.
Popular in Denmark, Sweden and Northern Germany.
Ingrid Marie Apples were developed in Flemlöse, Westfyn Island, Denmark, in 1910 by a Mr K Madsen, a teacher. He had found the seedling tree in the Hoed School garden. He named it after his daughter, Ingrid Marie, who had died young.
Tests have apparently shown it is a cross between Cox’s Orange Pippin and Guldborg (“Golden Castle”) apples.
Ingrid Marie apples were used in developing Elstar apples.