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.
Next deliveries: December 2023 - February 2024.
Let me know when Cox's Orange Pippin apple trees are back in stock.
If you do not hear from us by March you can contact us to pre-order for next autumn.
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 was raised by Richard Cox, in Buckinghamshire, England, in the early 19th century, and appears to be a seedling of an old French variety called Margil.