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Kidd's Orange Red Apple tree

Owner: Roger

Location:  Burton Latimer, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2007
Age of this tree:18 years
Rootstock:M26
Soil:Clay 
Climate at this location:Generally warm summers, wet winters
Pruning:Light pruning only
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
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

  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 14 May
    Loaded with blossom (even if it's ten days later than last year) - best I've ever had.
  • 2012

  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 16 April
    Even more blossom this season; the tree looks really healthy
  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 1 May
    The most blossom the tree has yet carried
  • 2009


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