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Kidd's Orange Red Apple tree

Owner: Richard

Location:  York, YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 1990
Age of this tree:35 years
Picking:Late September
Soil:Good loam 
Climate at this location:Mild winters, dry but cool summers
Pruning:Never pruned
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Taller than 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
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

  • 2024

    Spring blossom: 18 April
  • 2020

    Spring blossom: 22 April
  • 2019

    Spring blossom: 26 April
  • 2017

    Spring blossom: 28 April
  • 2015

    Spring blossom: 5 May
  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 21 May
  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 25 April
    Harvest: 3rd week October  10kg / 22lbs
    Size: 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

    Spring blossom: 19 April
    Harvest: 1st week October
    Good flavour this year, as usual not a particularly heavy crop.
  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 10 May