Apple - Captain Kidd

Captain Kidd Apple

Malus domestica
A more highly coloured sport of Kidd's Orange Red

Origin: New Zealand

Pollination:  Captain Kidd is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Captain Kidd Apple Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


History and description of Captain Kidd

Captain Kidd is a more highly coloured sport of Kidd's Orange Red. See Kidd's Orange Red for further detail.



Main characteristics of Captain Kidd

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Aromatic
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Nov-Jan

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Canker: Very susceptible
Scab: Resistant
Mildew: Resistant

Pollination date  12
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  Cox's Orange PippinKidd's Orange RedRed Delicious