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Kidd's Orange Red Apple tree

Owner: Cheuk

Location:  Amsterdam, NOORD-HOLLAND, Netherlands

Age:Planted in about 2015
Age of this tree:9 years
Soil:Container: just simple organic compost, which can be bought. 
Climate at this location:Zone 7a, lots of wind, lots of sun, hedge to slow down wind
Pruning:No pruning
Tree form:Fan
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Not specified
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Local pests:None. It has never given a crop before

Owner's comments

In search for my favourite apple, I bought lots of grafting wood, and of course grafted them. This year I will let this first time blossomer grow a crop of one or two apples. The tree is kept in a small container. Next year this container will be replaced with a 50 L one. I grew KOR(=Kidds Orange Red) because I'm in search of my favourite apple. This tree looks very happy and very heathy. Nice pink blossoms.

Season records for this tree

  • 2018

    Spring blossom: 4 May
    Grafted this tree 2 years ago, on an M9. This year it blossomed. Going to let one or two apples on the tree, to verify if this is a KOR(Kidds Orange Red) or not and to have a taster. Nice pink blossom. Don't know if blossom has a fragrance, I did not smell it.