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Apple (Malus) Captain Kidd
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Captain Kidd


Description: Captain Kidd is a wonderful eating apple, a better coloured form of Kidd’s Orange Red. A beautful yellow ground colour flushed red with stripes and russet. Creamy white flesh that's crisp and juicy with a sweet, aromatic flavour. Large, dark pink blossom appears during the spring. A good alternative to Cox and much easier to grow. A healthy tree with it's mildew resistance.

History: Developed in New Zealand. The original Kidd's Orange Red was raised by J.H. Kidd at Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand in 1924. Introduced to the UK in 1932.

Pollination Partners: Apple Annie Elizabeth Apple Braeburn Apple Christmas Pippin Apple Eden Apple Golden Delicious Apple Herefordshire Russet Apple Howgate Wonder Apple Lord Derby

Uses for this variety

Good Eater Eating

Fruit attributes

Flowering group 3 Flowering group 3
Picking month Mid October Picking month Mid October
Stores until January Stores until January