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About this Kidd's Orange Red Apple tree

Owner: Roger

Location:  BURTON LATIMER, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom


Age: Planted in about 2007
Rootstock: M26
Soil characteristics at this location: Clay 
Climate at this location: Generally warm summers, wet winters
Pruning: Light pruning only
Age of this tree: 5 - 10 years
Tree form: Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height: Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping: Heavy crops
Growth characteristics: This tree grows easily here
Herbicides: Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides: Un-treated
Main local pests: occasional codling moth


Owner's comments

This is still a young tree, but it crops very heavily. I had to resort to maypoling during the past four years. Without it, the branches break. Fewer apples in 2012 - not altogether surprising, given the weather we had.

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking date / Yield Size Season notes
2013 14 May

Loaded with blossom (even if it's ten days later than last year) - best I've ever had.
2012

2011 16 April

Even more blossom this season; the tree looks really healthy
2010 1 May

The most blossom the tree has yet carried
2009

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