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Kidd's Orange Red Apple on B.118 (Spring 2022)


A top-quality, disease-resistant dessert apple for the connoisseur. Also known as Delco, Kidd's 28.

Kidd's Orange Red is a small-medium sized, spreading tree. It has moderate resistance to fireblight, scab, and cedar-apple rust, but is susceptible to canker. Although it is a reliable annual bearer, thinning is recommended for optimal fruit size. It is more tolerant of warm climates than its parent, Cox's Orange Pippin. This is a trouble-free tree that will reward with outstanding, if not highly abundant, fruit.

A mid-season, medium-sized, conical, and slightly ribbed apple, Kidd's is well covered with a orange-red flush and will show patches of russet if exposed to spring frosts. The flesh is firm and finely textured, with a sweet, aromatic flavor. One of the best of the Cox's progeny, Kidd's wins high praise from tasters: "The flavor is a rich blend of sugar and acids with the aroma of violets–wow!" (Orin Martin, UCSC Farm & Garden). This apple stores for about two months and will hang well on the tree, allowing several harvests.

Kidd's Orange Red is a cross of Cox's and Red Delicious. It was bred by the amateur enthusiast James Hutton Kidd, who also gave us Freyburg and Gala. Mr. Kidd was a fruit farmer and hobby breeder from Wairarapa, New Zealand.

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Kidd's Orange Red is a small-medium sized, spreading tree. It has moderate resistance to fireblight, scab, and cedar-apple rust, but is susceptible to canker. Although it is a reliable annual bearer, thinning is recommended for optimal fruit size. It is more tolerant of warm climates than its parent, Cox's Orange Pippin. This is a trouble-free tree that will reward with outstanding, if not highly abundant, fruit.

A mid-season, medium-sized, conical, and slightly ribbed apple, Kidd's is well covered with a orange-red flush and will show patches of russet if exposed to spring frosts. The flesh is firm and finely textured, with a sweet, aromatic flavor. One of the best of the Cox's progeny, Kidd's wins high praise from tasters: "The flavor is a rich blend of sugar and acids with the aroma of violets–wow!" (Orin Martin, UCSC Farm & Garden). This apple stores for about two months and will hang well on the tree, allowing several harvests.

Kidd's Orange Red is a cross of Cox's and Red Delicious. It was bred by the amateur enthusiast James Hutton Kidd, who also gave us Freyburg and Gala. Mr. Kidd was a fruit farmer and hobby breeder from Wairarapa, New Zealand.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Disease-Resistant, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: cream

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Cox's Orange Red x Red Delicious
Origin: New Zealand
Introduced in: 1924
Introduced by: J. H. Kidd

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Sep 22 (approximate, in New York State) + 7 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: B.118 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (90% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 24'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Resistant
Apple Scab: Resistant
Cedar-Apple Rust: Resistant
Perennial Canker: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Semi-Standard (90% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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