Apple - Cockpit

Cockpit Apple

Malus domestica
An old Yorkshire cooking apple. Quite sharp, soft and juicy.

Origin: Yorkshire UK 1831

Pollination:  Cockpit is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Cockpit Apple Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


History and description of Cockpit

Old Yorkshire variety first recorded in 1831. Popular in 19th Century Yorkshire. Medium sized, flat-round, green fruit. Soft, juicy flesh. Sharp tasting cooking to a sweet, pleasantly flavoured puree.



Main characteristics of Cockpit

Use Culinary
Colour Green
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Early Oct
Season of use  Oct-Dec

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Suitable for Northern Britain

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile Triploid
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