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Captain Kidd


Malus domestica Borkh.

A more highly coloured sport of Kidd's Orange Red. Originated in 1962 in the orchard of Mr Robin Osborne at Twyford, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Introduced in 1969. Fruits are crisp, sweet and juicy with a rich, aromatic flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Sport of Kidd's Orange Red

Accession No.
1971 - 046


Accession name
Captain Kidd
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
22nd May90% petal fall
Picking time
mid october 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register