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About this Kidd's Orange Red Apple tree

Owner: Reb

Location:  Gloucester, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, United Kingdom

Rootstock: M26
Soil characteristics at this location: Clay loam mix 
Climate at this location: 'Cotswold temperate'
Pruning: Will prune
Age of this tree: Less than 5 years
Tree form: Standard
Height: Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping: Not specified
Growth characteristics: This tree grows easily here
Herbicides: Un-treated
Pesticides: Organic treatments

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking date / Yield Size Season notes
2013 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 19 April
0kg / 0lbs
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 16 April
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.


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