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Kidd's Orange Red Apple tree

Owner: Dave

Location:  NORDLAND, WASHINGTON, United States

Age of this tree:2022 years
Soil:sandy loam 
Climate at this location:Maritime MW.
Pruning:Yes, tree was neglected for 10 years. 4 years of pruning, and it is looking very nice.
Tree form:Not sure
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Organic treatments
Local pests:A little powder mildew in the spring. Treated with Serenade

Owner's comments

Lovely tree. Excellent fruit. I selected biennial cropping, but last year, third year of pruning, I got a small off year crop. This year is a very large crop, but I pulled most of the tiny fruit. Next year will tell if I am breaking the cycle.

Season records for this tree

  • 2018

    Harvest: 3rd week October  45kg / 99lbs
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Mild attack
    Cedar-apple rust: Not present
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
    We have several grafted trees on the property we purchased 5 years ago on Marrowstone Island. One is primarily Kid's Orange Red as indicated by a tag attached to the tree. The other varieties are unknown. When we purchased the property, the trees had not been tended to in 10 years. Unfortunately, I found some tags in the pile of pruned limbs in my first go around of reviving them. I kept the tags, but I don't know where they belong.
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