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Cox's Pomona



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.  Pollination partners

Cox's Pomona apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

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.

Characteristics of Cox's Pomona apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
ColourFlushed
FlavourSharp
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeMid/Late Sep
Season of useSep-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Suitable forHardy
Northern Britain
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date14
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageRibston Pippin
ProgenyMrs Phillimore