Apple - Cox's Pomona

Cox's Pomona Apple

Malus domestica
A very attractive and colourful mid season dual purpose apple.

Origin: Buckinghamshire UK 1825

Pollination:  Cox's Pomona is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Cox's Pomona Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




History and description of Cox's Pomona

Raised in about 1825 by Richard Cox of Colnbrook Lawn, Slough, Buckinghamshire, and introduced by Mr Smale, Nurseryman, Colnbrook c 1850. Said to be a seedling of Ribston Pippin.

A very attractive large fruit, flat-round and irregular. Broad, well rounded ribs. Very smooth greasy skin, pale greenish-yellow to yellow and up to three-quarters flushed orange red with fairly broad broken bright red stripes. The flesh is white, soft, juicy, and of a fine flavour. Crisp but quite sharp when eaten fresh and of fine flavour when cooked. Does not break up completely when cooked. Makes a good baked apple.

Moderately vigorous, upright-spreading tree. Produces spurs fairly freely. Produces regular good crops.




Main characteristics of Cox's Pomona

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Mid/Late Sep
Season of use  Sep-Dec

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Suitable for Hardy
Northern Britain
Special features Attractive Blossom

Pollination date  14
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  Ribston Pippin (?)
Progeny  Mrs Phillimore