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Kidd's Orange Red Apple tree

Owner: Simon

Location:  Sant Miquel De Fluvià, GIRONA, Spain

Age:Planted in about 2012
Age of this tree:13 years
Soil:Sandy 
Climate at this location:Mediterranean, frequent strong cold north wind
Pruning:lower leaves removed and some upper thinning
Tree form:Standard
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:Snails, aphids

Season records for this tree

  • 2014

    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    This tree has proved to be a growth rocket, though it has yet to produce fruit. Actual height 2.8 m, spread 1.3 m, trunk diameter above rootstock graft 3 cm.
  • 2013

    Spring blossom: 12 April
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    Planted as a 1 m whip. A bit of wilt in April immediately after blossoming, possibly caused by need for more water.