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About this Kidd's Orange Red Apple tree

Owner: Michael

Location:  Bingham, NOTTS, United Kingdom

Age: Planted in about 2014
Soil characteristics at this location: Heavy loam 
Climate at this location: Typical eastern England.
Pruning: Yes as recommended by RHS.
Age of this tree: Not sure
Tree form: Espalier
Height: Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping: Not specified
Growth characteristics: This tree grows easily here
Herbicides: Un-treated
Pesticides: Not sure
Main local pests: Aphids

Owner's comments

Planted against a SSE facing wall.

Season records for this tree

Season Blossom date Picking date / Yield Size Season notes
2018 5 May
2nd week September
5kg / 11lbs
2.5m / 8.3ft high
2.5m / 8.3ft wide
Infestation of aphids at the beginning of summer which was successfully treated. Exceptionally hot and dry summer led to problems with drought stress. This was remedied but this led to early fall of apples and an earlier picking than previously experienced.
2017 5 May
1st week October
3kg / 7lbs
2.5m / 8.3ft high
3.5m / 11.7ft wide
Canker: Not present
Scab: Not present
Mildew: Not present
Fireblight: Not present
Cedar-apple rust: Not present
Woolly aphid: Not present
Codling moth: Mild attack
Plum fruit moth: Not present
Silverleaf: Not present
Very pleased. The tree is growing nicely and producing lovely apples of a deep red colour. The apples are larger than I was expecting but the taste is exceptional. Had to treat with pesticide as aphids were attacking the young growth areas.
2016 12 May

0kg / 0lbs 1.5m / 5.0ft high
2.0m / 6.7ft wide
Frost nipped the early buds and did not see leaf again until late May. No blossom this year. Third tier of espalier has developed and is growing well.
0kg / 0lbs 1.5m / 5.0ft high
1.5m / 5.0ft wide





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