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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

ItemPriceQuantity
Geneva 16 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £17.50
Geneva 202 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-dwarfin) £17.50
M27 rootstock 2 year Mini Cordon (Very dwarfing) £23.00
M9 rootstock 1 year Espalier (1 tier) (Dwarfing) £30.00
M9 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £17.50
M9 rootstock 2 year Bush (Dwarfing) £28.50 Sold-out
M9 rootstock 2 year Espalier (2 Tier) (Dwarfing) £48.50 Sold-out
M26 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-dwarfing) £17.50
M26 rootstock 2 year Bush (Semi-dwarfing) £28.50 Sold-out
M26 rootstock 2 year Cordon (Semi-dwarfing) £26.50
MM106 rootstock 1 year Espalier (1 tier) (Semi-vigorous) £26.00
MM106 rootstock 2 year Espalier (2 Tier) (Semi-vigorous) £48.50 Sold-out
MM106 rootstock 2 year Espalier (2 Tier) (Semi-vigorous)*Reduced price* £38.50
MM106 rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-vigorous) £28.50 Sold-out
M25 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £17.50
M25 rootstock 2 year Standard (Very vigorous) £28.50 Sold-out
M25 rootstock 2 year Straight Leader (Very vigorous) £28.50

*Reduced price trees have not grown sufficiently to meet our standard specification, and are therefore offered at a lower price. They should still become fully developed trees but may take a bit longer.


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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

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