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Kidd's Orange Red Apple tree

Owner: Heidi

Location:  Yorks, NORTH YORKS, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Climate at this location:Northern!
Pruning:Formative only
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Not sure

Owner's comments

Despite a generally terrible year for fruit (2012) this little tree has fared remarkably well. The blossom survived the late frosts ( mid May) and went on to set lots of fruit even though the weather meant there were few pollinators around. It being a young tree we removed lots of the fruit. Those allowed to mature ( not yet ready in mid October) are quite heavily russetted, highly coloured and healthy. They are of a good size. The tree itself looks very healthy, and has suffered less from the various moulds, pests etc that many of the other trees have been affected by this year.