Cox's Orange Pippin Apple Trees for sale - order online
We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2013/14 planting season. Our 2014/15 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter. We regret we have had to stop taking orders earlier than anticipated because of the warm weather.
History and description of Cox's Orange Pippin
Cox's Orange Pippin was raised by a retired brewer called Richard Cox at Colnbrook Lawn, Slough, Buckinghamshire, UK c 1825. Believed to have been a Ribston Pippin seedling. Introduced by Smales & Son, Colnbrook c 1850. Was first grown commercially c 1862 by Thomas Rivers in Hertfordshire. More extensive planting around London and in Kent followed until disease problems led to its decline in the early 1900's. Commercial planting was revived after the introduction of lime sulphur sprays in 1920's. It has since become the most widely grown dessert variety in the UK. It is also grown in NewZealand and continental Europe. Received an Award of Merit and a First Class Certificate from the RHS in 1962.
Medium sized, round conical fruit. Greenish yellow skin ripening golden yellow covered with orange-red flush and broken stripes. Some small russet patches. Firm, juicy, cream flesh. Sweet but with plenty of balancing acidity. Intensely aromatic, complex flavour. Regarded as the finest of English dessert apples. Flavour improves with storage but loses its crispness if stored for too long.
Moderately vigorous tree. Rather susceptible disease. Unsuitable for colder and more humid regions, or for organic cultivation. A very difficult variety to grow. Less experienced gardeners would be well advised to substitute Cox with alternative varieties such as Sunset or Ellison's Orange which are much easier to grow.
Main characteristics of Cox's Orange Pippin
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