Kidds Orange Red

New Zealand variety
Cox’s Orange Pippin X Delicious
Raised 1924 by James Hutton Kidd in Greytown, Wairarapa, introduced to the UK c1932

Has a rich balance of sugar and acidity. It is strongly aromatic but mellows to an intensely flowery or rose petal quality, some claim it tastes of Parma violets. It needs plenty of autumn sunshine to build up flavours
Fruit is coloured pink/crimson flush, some darker stripes over pale yellow/gold with fine russet dots and is medium in sized, conical in shape and slightly ribbed.  Very prone to canker

Pick mid October, store November-January.


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All information relating to varieties, characteristics and descriptions is sourced from the following:

Bultitude, J. 1984. Apples: a guide to the identification of international varieties. London: Macmillan Press.

Morgan, M. and Richards, A. 2002. The new book of apples. London: Ebury Press.

National Fruit Collection public access database at Brogdale Farm, Kent.

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