Kidd's Orange Red apples are arguably my favorite apple from the orchard most seasons. Developed by J.H. Kidd of New Zealand in 1924, who also developed the Gala. Kidd's Orange Red apples have a pink, crimson flush, some stripes over pale yellow skin with russet dots. The Kidds Orange Red apples are medium size, conic, slightly ribbed, hybrid of Cox Orange Pippin. The flesh is compact and fine grained. Rich balance of sugar, acidity and aromatics, with a hint of violets. Displays some resistance to fireblight and scab making it a good choice for the south. Also performs well is hot interior climates. The Kidd's Orange Red apple tree has a vigorous spreading habit. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Kidds Orange Red apple trees for sale.
Pollination Requirement:Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: New Zealand 1924
Rootstock:MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear:2-4 years
Recommended Spacing:12-16 ft.
Mature Size:12-16 ft.
Pruning:Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requierments:12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped:Feathered (prominent branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.