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Kidd's Orange Red

An excellent dessert apple similar to Cox but redder in colour and sweeter in taste.

Origin: New Zealand, 1924

Pollination: Kidd's Orange Red is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Kidd's Orange Red apple trees for sale

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

MaidenM9Dwarfing £17.63 (was £23.50)
< 5 in stock
MaidenM26Semi-dwarfing £17.63 (was £23.50)
< 5 in stock

If you do not see the rootstock you require it is likely we can graft a tree especially for you - click here for more details of our custom-grafting service.

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History and description of Kidd's Orange Red

Kidd's Orange Red was raised from Cox's Orange Pippin x Red Delicious by J H Kidd, Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand in 1924. Introduced to the UK in 1932. Received the RHS Award of Merit in 1973. Grown commercially in New Zealand and to a small extent in the UK.

Medium sized, round-conical fruit. Crimson flush over a green skin ripening to yellow. Variable amounts of ochre russet patches. Creamy white, firm, juicy flesh. Excellent aromatic flavour not unlike Cox but sweeter. Should be left on the tree for as long as possible for the flavour to develop. Subject to coarse russetting. Stores well holding both its texture and flavour.

Moderately vigorous, free spurring tree. Good cropper but fruit may need to be thinned to avoid small size. Attractive blossom. Prone to canker and not suitable for wet locations.

Characteristics of Kidd's Orange Red apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useNov-Jan
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceCanker - Very susceptible
Scab - Resistant
Mildew - Resistant
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date12
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCox's Orange Pippin
Red Delicious
SportsCaptain Kidd