Growing Calendar for Kidds Orange Red Bare Root Apple Tree
Delivery: Early November to Late April
Kidd's Orange Red is named in honour of New Zealand orchard owner and 20th century apple breeder James Hutton Kidd. Kidd's Orange Red is something really special, some might say a benchmark; it is undoubtedly an outstanding English style apple.
It has complex, aromatic flavours with hints of honey and the thin yellow skin is flushed with orange-red as well as some patches of russet. It’s slightly flattened shape which also lends to its appeal.
Although it is primarily a sweet apple, unlike most other sweet apple varieties Kidd’s Orange Red has a very rich complexity to its flavour. It is fairly crisp but at the same time pleasantly chewy, every bite releases more and more juicy flavour.
The dense flesh has a creamy colour giving it a firm bite and although the Cox's Orange Pippin is its parent it is much sweeter, thanks to its other parent, the Red Delicious.
Kidd’s Orange Red is a very popular garden variety in the UK, it has even come to be regarded as a typical ‘English’ apple. It was raised in New Zealand in the early 20th century by J.H. Kidd, of whom was a great enthusiast of the English Cox’s Orange Pippin apple which is one of Kidd’s Orange Red parent apples.
The tree grows very attractively and its crimson pink blossom is a very wonderful feature. Although known primarily as an apple for eating fresh, Kidd’s Orange Red also produces a very high quality and very sweet apple juice with a pleasing texture.
Kidd's Orange Red is a late season variety and is ready for pickling from mid-October. A good choice for gardens because of its ease of growing and reliability of cropping but also because of the tolerance to temperate climates.
Flowering Group: FG3
Years until fruiting from planting: 2
Age of tree at despatch: 2
Height at full growth: 3m/10ft
Most of our trees are delivered as bare rooted specimens with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.
In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.
The vast majority of the trees we ship have been pruned and will appear trimmed.
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We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days.
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