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About this Kidd's Orange Red Apple tree

Owner: Richard

Location:  York, YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age: Planted in about 1990
Rootstock: MM106
Picking time: Late September
Soil characteristics at this location: Good loam 
Climate at this location: Mild winters, dry but cool summers
Pruning: Never pruned
Age of this tree: 10 - 20 years
Tree form: Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height: Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping: Light crops
Growth characteristics: This tree grows easily here
Herbicides: Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides: Un-treated
Main local pests: Codling moth in some years.

Owner's comments

Has grown into a large tree, rather larger than I expected! Very easy to grow. The crop is however rather small given the size of the tree, but in hindsight I should have perhaps trained it a bit better as most of the apples are borne on the lower branches. The apples are unevenly shaped and sized. Flavour improves for about a month after picking.

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking date / Yield Size Season notes
2017 28 April

2015 5 May

2013 21 May

2012 25 April
3rd week October
10kg / 22lbs
5.0m / 16.7ft high
3.0m / 10.0ft wide
Canker: Not present
Scab: Not present
Mildew: Not present
Fireblight: Not present
Cedar-apple rust: Not present
Woolly aphid: Not present
Codling moth: Mild attack
2011 19 April
1st week October

Good flavour this year, as usual not a particularly heavy crop.
2010 10 May

1st week October

A surprisingly late-ripening variety this year

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