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Kidd's Orange Red Apple tree

Owner: Reb

Location:  Gloucester, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, United Kingdom

Age of this tree:2024 years
Soil:Clay loam mix 
Climate at this location:'Cotswold temperate'
Pruning:Will prune
Tree form:Standard
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Pesticides:Organic treatments

Season records for this tree

  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 7 May
    May - was a very long Winter! No 'false start' to Spring unlike 2 previous years. Early May now c.20 degrees and quite a few bees (neonics just banned by EU) enjoying profusion of blossom.
  • 2012

    Spring blossom: 19 April
    Weather cant make its mind up! Two very warm weeks end of March, followed by two weeks of frosts, now hail stones today (20th April) and sunshine too! Still - blossom has survived, although not seen many bees around to pollinate.
  • 2011

    Spring blossom: 16 April
    Harvest: 3rd week September  1kg / 2lbs
    Following super-hard winter (permafrost and minus 12 degrees for over a month), early sunshine and warmth seems to have produced a profusion of blossom in it's first season in situ since planting last year. Maybe the sulphate of potash and regular watering after planting has helped - looks very happy. Will update re: fruition.