The Sid the Kid apple is predominately red with some yellow-green areas. It was named in honour of Nova Scotia’s contribution to the world of NHL hockey, Sidney Crosby, by Dr. Charlie Embree. The apple was one of many developed by Dr. A.D. Crowe at the Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Atlantic Food & Horticulture Research Centre in Kentville, Nova Scotia. He worked on this one in 1978.
The apple’s smaller size and lovely, balanced sweetness makes it an ideal apple for hand eating– think of children’s lunch boxes. And because is it resists scab, it’s a pretty apple, too.
It is a moderately vigorous tree, producing medium yields. It is ready for harvest in the first or second week of October.
With files from Charlie Embree’s 100 Apples and 100 Pears: A Collection of Characteristics for 100 Apples and 100 Pears.