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Cox's Orange Pippin apple trees

Malus domestica
Cox's Orange Pippin
Cox's Orange Pippin is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Mid Later mid-season
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

Often regarded as the finest of all apples, Cox's Orange Pippin sets the benchmark for flavour to which all others aspire. The aromatic complexity and depth of flavours are remarkable. In our personal experience pear, melon, freshly-squeezed orange juice, and mango are all readily evident in a good example.

Cox's Orange Pippin is a mid/late season variety, at its best if picked when fully ripe, or picked slightly under-ripe and left in storage for a month or so - it is not a long-keeper though.

Although primarily considered a variety for eating fresh, Cox is an excellent apple for juice / cider blends as well. It is also a versatile culinary apple, with an inherently sweet flavour when baked, and is a common ingredient in English apple preserves, chutneys, and mincemeat.

Bio / Organic  fruit trees

Cox's Orange Pippin organic apple trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on M9 rootstock 19.45€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on M116 rootstock 19.45€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 3Maidentree on MM111 rootstock 19.45€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 4Maidentree on Bittenfelder rootstock 19.45€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
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Growing and Training

Cox's Orange Pippin performs best in areas with low rainfall and cool temperate climates - such as the south-east of England, where summer temperatures are typically around 25C and rarely exceed 30C. The characteristic complex flavours tend to collapse if grown in areas with hot summer temperatures.


Cox's Orange Pippin characteristics

  • Gardening skillExperienced
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Picking periodmid-September
  • Picking seasonMid - Later mid-season
  • Season of use1-2 months
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryJuice
  • Disease resistancePoor
  • ScabVery susceptible
  • CankerVery susceptible
  • MildewSome susceptibility
  • Fire blightSome susceptibility
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Flesh colourWhite
  • Fruit colourOrange flush
  • Fruit sizeAverage