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Apples: Malus domestica 'Kidd's Orange Red'

Botanical name: Malus domestica 'Kidd's Orange Red'

Common name: apple

also known as (Malus domestica 'Doctor Kidd's Orange Red', semi-dwarf apple)

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Planted
1
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Sprite
created by:
chief cultivator

Mercer island, Wa

at a glance

Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 3a thru 9b
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
deciduous
Category:   
Attributes:

bee attracting, edible

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description for "Apples: Malus domestica 'Kidd's Orange Red'"

Semi-dwarf 'Kidd's Orange Red' has pink, crimson flush, some stripes over pale yellow skin with russet dots. Medium size, conic, slightly ribbed, hybrid of Cox's Orange Pippin, that does better in warm climates than Cox. Rich balance of sugar, acidity, and aromatics, with a hint of violets. Upright, vigorous tree. Minimum of 6 hours of sun required during growing season. 3-4 years until fruit bearing. 'Kidd's Orange Red' is a cross-pollinator which is best pollinated by the varieties 'Akane' and 'King David'. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman

History:

'Kidd's Orange Red' is a hybrid of 'Cox's Orange Pippin' introduced in 1924.

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