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Kidd's Orange Red Apple tree

Owner: Michael

Location:  Bingham, NOTTS, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about 2014
Age of this tree:10 years
Soil:Heavy loam 
Climate at this location:Typical eastern England.
Pruning:Yes as recommended by RHS.
Tree form:Espalier
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
Local pests:Aphids

Owner's comments

Planted against a SSE facing wall.

Season records for this tree

  • 2021

    Spring blossom: 3 May
    Harvest: 2nd week October  25kg / 55lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   2.5m / 8.3ft 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
    Very good season. Apples a very little smaller than previous years.
  • 2021

    Spring blossom: 3 May
    Harvest: 2nd week October  25kg / 55lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   2.5m / 8.3ft 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
    Very good season. Apples a very little smaller than previous years.
  • 2020

    Spring blossom: 6 May
    Harvest: 1st week October  1kg / 2lbs
    Size: 3.0m / 10.0ft high   2.5m / 8.3ft 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
    Very poor harvest. Little blossom in spring.
  • 2019

    Spring blossom: 20 April
    Harvest: 2nd week October  15kg / 33lbs
    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   3.0m / 10.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Mild attack
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
  • 2018

    Spring blossom: 5 May
    Harvest: 2nd week September  5kg / 11lbs
    Size: 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

    Spring blossom: 5 May
    Harvest: 1st week October  3kg / 7lbs
    Size: 2.5m / 8.3ft high   2.5m / 8.3ft 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

    Spring blossom: 12 May
    Harvest: 1st week October  5kg / 11lbs
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   2.0m / 6.7ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Not present
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
  • 2015

    Size: 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.
  • 2014

    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.5m / 5.0ft wide
  • 2013

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  • 2010

  • 2009


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