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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.
We are now closed for the season. Ordering for winter 2021/22 will be enabled Saturday 1st May 2021.
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
Season of use
Canker - Very susceptible Scab - Resistant Mildew - Resistant