This Kidds Orange Red apple tree is grown on miniature M27 stock. M27 is a rootstock that produces the smallest tree of all; maturing to around 180cm’s in height and width, this tree is ideal for a container or small garden, courtyard or allotment. It should be staked if in a windy or open position. Crops can exceed 20ibs per tree when established and this rootstock is quite precocious, often yielding the year following planting
Kidds Orange red was raised in New Zealand, 1927 from a Cox’s Orange x Delicious cross. Quickly became popular in England and remains an oft-planted garden apple and a good alternative to Cox’s Orange that is easier to grow.
Kidds Orange Red miniature Apple tree – Season:
November and December is the best time to enjoy Kidds Orange Red.
Kidds Orange Red - appearance:
This is a medium sized apple of gleaming yellow-gold, heavily flushed carmine red. May have some russet patches. A beautiful apple.
Kidds Orange Red apple trees – flavour:
Similar to a Cox’s with the same strongly aromatic, balanaced flavour, but does mellow with storing, developing floral notes.
A dessert apple.
Cropping & Growth
An abundant cropper on a tree of medium vigour.
Kidds Orange Red - Pollination: ‘B’ pollination group, use varieties with the same or adjacent groups to pollinate successfully. Here are some suggested varieties: