Stepover trees are used primarily for edging a border or pathway or to divide the kitche/vegetable garden. These very tiny trees are just 18” in height with two side laterals from the main stem forming a capital ‘T’ shape. The stepover tree is an ormamental addition to your garden and these trees are grown on the smallest avaailable rootstock, M27. Plant 120-150cm’s apart.
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 stepover 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 suggestions: