Kidd's Orange Red is a cross between Cox's Orange Pippin x Red Delicious from New Zealand, 1924.
Fruit is medium size, conic, slightly ribbed, pale greenish-yellow fruit well covered by crimson flush and broken stripes of purple-crimson. Patches of russet. Sweet, aromatic flavor and firm, fine-textured flesh.
The tree is small to medium sized, a slow grower, and fruit can be small if not well thinned. Susceptible to canker and somewhat susceptible to apple scab fungus. Ripens early October in New York, can be stored for two months if picked on time. Probably the best bet of all the Cox progeny, but does not keep well.