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Kidd's Orange Red Apple tree

Owner: Mike

Location:  Godalming, SURREY, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2010
Age of this tree:18 years
Rootstock:Bush M26
Soil:Sandy soil 
Tree form:Cordon
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Not sure
Pesticides:Not sure

Season records for this tree

  • 2022

    Spring blossom: 15 April
  • 2021

    Spring blossom: 30 April
    Harvest: 1st week October  1kg / 2lbs
  • 2020

    Spring blossom: 22 April
    Harvest: 1st week October  2kg / 4lbs
    Very small crop this year, but at least it has survived the damage from last year.
  • 2019

    Spring blossom: 27 April
    A significant section of the tree has died off - problems with the bark (possibly squirrel damage). But one of the two main branches seems OK.
  • 2018

    Spring blossom: 6 May
    Harvest: 1st week October  1kg / 2lbs
  • 2017

    Spring blossom: 17 April
    Harvest: 4th week September
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Slightly more successful than previous years, but still a very meagre crop.
  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 11 May
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Very little blossom this year.
  • 2015

    Spring blossom: 28 April
    Harvest: 3rd week October  2kg / 4lbs
    Size: 2.0m / 6.7ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    The tree looked very unhappy throughout the season. Fruit was mainly small, and flavour unexceptional. Possibly needs a lot more support for the main stem. (Brown rot problems also present.)
  • 2014

    Spring blossom: 24 April
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Very poor year. Suffered somewhat with blossom wilt in the Spring, but the initial show of blossom was in any case quite weak.
  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 9 May
    Harvest: 3rd week October  2kg / 4lbs
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   
  • 2012

    Harvest: 2nd week October  2kg / 4lbs